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Chanu stripped of fourth-place finish

Updated: August 21, 2004, 12:22 AM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- A weightlifter from India and shot putter from Uzbekistan were kicked out of the Athens Olympics on Friday for testing positive for drugs.

India's Sanamacha Chanu and Uzbekistan's Olga Shchukina were disqualified by the International Olympic Committee executive board.

Chanu was stripped of her fourth-place finish in Sunday's 117-pound (53-kilogram) weightlifting competition. Shchukina finished 19th and last in her qualifying group in Wednesday's shot put at ...

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