Kuala Lumpur: In a statement released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Monday, Chinese badminton player Yu Xiaohan has been provisionally suspended by the sport’s governing body following allegation of doping violation.
The decision was made under the Provisional Suspension under Article 7.9.2 of the BWF Anti-Doping Regulations, and Yu Xiaohan may not participate in any competition until a final verdict has been reach by the BWF Doping Hearing Panel.
Yu Xiaohan was tested positive for diuretic furosemide at the 2015 Universiade and her women’s doubles and mixed team silver medals won in the Gwangju Universiade in July had been revoked by BWF.
BWF Doping Hearing Panel will proceed with a full hearing in late January, 2016. The BWF will make no further comment on this case until the outcome of the hearing has been confirmed.