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Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi has failed a doping test at the Rio Olympic Games, the Chinese Swimming Association (CSA) announced in a statement on Friday.

Chen, 18, tested positive for hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic, in the August 7th test.

Chen has applied to the International Olympic Committee for a test of his Sample B and a hearing to look into the matter, said the CSA.

 

Romania collected their first gold medal of the Rio Olympics by beating defending champion China in the final of women's epee team. The Romanian quartet of Loredana Dinu, Simona Gherman, Simona Pop, Ana Maria Popescu triumphed over China by a score of 44-38 on Thursday, taking revenge for the loss at the World Championships in Moscow last year.

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Raising high a heart-shaped gesture with both hands, Ma Long celebrated his first Olympic gold medal in a quiet but unique style.

The world No.1 completed his Grand Slam quest and became the fifth male paddler to do so in table tennis after winning an All-Chinese final over defending champion Zhang Jike on Thursday at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, reports Xinhua.

He was handed a national flag, spread it out and showed it to the audience together with Zhang.

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Weightlifter Xiang Yanmei of China shrugged off an unexpected neck injury to win the gold medal for China in the women's 69kg category at the Rio Olympics.

Xiang, winner at the world championships in 2013 and 2015, failed in her third attempt in the snatch competition on Wednesday when she put the 118kg barbell above her head but suddenly the barbell fell awkwardly on her head and down her neck and dropped to the floor, reports Xinhua.

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Two-time table tennis world champion Ding Ning defeated her Kim Song-I on Wednesday to set up an all-Chinese women's singles final with teammate Li Xiaoxia in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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China's Deng Wei, a three-time world weightlifting champion but an Olympic rookie, made her debut at the ongoing Olympic Games by taking the gold medal in the 63 kilogram (139 pound) category and setting a new world record.

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Chinese viewers and media were enraged after the wrong Chinese national flag was repeatedly used during medal presentation ceremonies, a media report said on Monday.

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