29 Nov 2019

Bronze medal and chocolate keep NZ weightlifter going

From Checkpoint, 6:25 pm on 29 November 2019

The disqualification of a teenage Thai weightlifter at the Youth Olympics has seen New Zealand's Kanah Andrews-Nahu promoted to bronze.

Supatchanin Khamhaeng won the super-heavyweight division for youth lifters in Buenos Aires by 18kg - the biggest winning margin of all the girls' events.

But she's since tested positive for a banned substance - meaning fourth placed Andrews-Nahu was lifted from fourth to third.

The 18-year-old told sports editor Stephen Hewson she only learnt of the promotion this afternoon when she turned up to her gym for training.