Olympian weightlifter, Talha Talib has tested positive for taking prohibited substances to improve performance. The tests were carried out under the authority of the International Testing Agency along with International Weightlifting Federation on Friday. It was conducted in two cities Gujranwala and Lahore for all Pakistani weightlifters.

According to the reports, some substances of prohibited drugs were found in the blood of three weightlifters including Talha Talib. He has been banned from taking participating in the Birmingham Commonwealth games and the Olympics. In addition, Talha Talib could a face ban for at least four years.


It is to be mentioned here that Talha Talib won the country’s first-ever medal at the World Weightlifting Championship last year in Uzbekistan by winning a Bronze in the snatch event in the 67kg category.

He has come into the limelight when he missed two points to get a medal for Pakistan in the last Olympics. Many celebrities and politicians lauded his debut performance in Olympics.