Chinese Olympic Swimmer Chen Xinyi Tests Positive for Banned Substance

Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi tested positive for the banned substance hydrochlorothiazide on Thursday at the Rio Olympics, according to Chinese state news agency Xinhua. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic used as a masking agent, causing those who use it to make more urine, according to WebMD. The 18-year-old Xinyi, who finished fourth in the 100-meter butterfly earlier in the meet, is scheduled to compete in heat 12 …

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Sara Ahmed Becomes First Egyptian Woman to Win Olympic Medal

Egyptian weightlifter Sara Ahmed said she had blazed a trail for women athletes after becoming the first female from her country to stand on the Olympic podium with weightlifting bronze at Rio Wednesday. Ahmed, wearing a sports hijab, lifted 255 kg in the women’s 69kg weightlifting competition to finish third behind Chinese gold medallist Xiang Yanmei and Kazakhstan’s Zhazira Zhapparkul, …

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