Olympian weightlifter Talha Talib has written a letter to the Pakistan Weightlifting Federation (PWF) after his dope test was found to be positive.

In his letter to PWF, Talha wrote: “he had no idea about the presence of a prohibited substance in his body,” stating that he would “never even think of violating doping rules.”

He further said: “he could have made an unintentional mistake, which could be due to lack of knowledge, and for that, he tenders apology to everyone ”.



On April 8, Talha Talib failed to get a negative result of the dope test on which he got banned from taking part in the Birmingham Commonwealth games and the Olympics.

Prior to this, 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.