China's Li Zhesi fails doping test

Updated: June 9, 2012, 12:04 PM ET
Associated Press

BEIJING -- Chinese state media say a swimmer who was part of the country's winning team at the 2009 world championships has tested positive for doping.

The official Xinhua News Agency said Saturday that 16-year-old Li Zhesi tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug EPO in March.

Li is one of the swimmers who won gold in the 4x100m medley relay event at the worlds in Rome. Li also won the 50-meter freestyle event at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou.

EPO is a hormone that ...

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