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Fresh blow for Bulgaria as youth champion banned for life over doping


SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgarian weightlifting suffered another blow on Friday when European youth champion Dayana Dimitrova was banned for life after a second doping offence since April 2017, the Balkan country's federation said on Friday.

The life ban for the 18-year-old, who won the European women's title in the 48-kg category in Poland last month, comes as Bulgaria struggles to restore its reputation in a sport already under fire over widespread doping offences.

   

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