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China's swimmer Chen Xinyi tests positive in Brazil

Reporter: Xu Zhen 丨 CCTV.com

08-12-2016 16:04 BJT

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China's Chen Xinyi has failed a doping test at the Rio Games. The news confirmed earlier by the Chinese Swimming Association. The 18-year-old took part in the women's 100-metre butterfly final, finishing fourth, was found to have hydrochlorothiazide in her sample.

The substance in her system is classified as a diuretic, which increases urination and reports claim it can be used as a masking agent. Chen has applied to the IOC to have her "B" sample tested, and a hearing will be held after that.

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