China’s Lyu Xiaojun celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men’s 81kg weightlifting event the Tokyo Olympics. Photo: AP
China’s Lyu Xiaojun celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men’s 81kg weightlifting event the Tokyo Olympics. Photo: AP

China’s Olympic weightlifting champion Lyu Xiaojun suspended after positive doping test

  • Lyu became the oldest man to win Olympic gold in weightlifting when he claimed the 81kg title in Tokyo last year
  • Gold medallist tested positive for erythropoietin, a prohibited peptide hormone

China’s Lyu Xiaojun celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men’s 81kg weightlifting event the Tokyo Olympics. Photo: AP
China’s Lyu Xiaojun celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men’s 81kg weightlifting event the Tokyo Olympics. Photo: AP
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