Bengaluru: Indian weightlifter Seema has been handed a four-year ban by National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) for a doping violation.

Seema had won a silver medal at the Commonwealth Championships in 2017. During the 34th Women National Weightlifting Championship 2019 in Visakhapatnam, her dope sample was collected. She tested positive for banned performance enhancing drugs.

“Presence of prohibited substances were found in her system during an ongoing Championship to enhance her performance which amounted to a clear cut case of cheating and outright violation of National Anti-Doping rules,” an official statement said.

“The analysis report of her sample returned an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) for presence of a prohibited substance namely Hydroxy-4-methoxy Temoxifen (Metabolite of Tamoxifen), Selective Estrogen Receptor Modular (SERM) Metenolone, Anabolic Steroid Ostarine ( Enobosram), Selective Androgen Receptor Modular (SARM),” it added.