While she hasn’t been officially sanctioned or suspended by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), on April 1st the CrossFit Games website announced Charis Chan was suspended from CrossFit competition for the 2016 season.
It looks like the 29 year old’s 2016 Open results have already been removed from the California leaderboard. Though Chan appears to be fighting her suspension after a rumored positive test at the 2015 American Open Championships (which the CrossFit Games post references), this step ends Chan’s bid to compete at Regionals and potentially beyond.
Chan has twice competed at the CrossFit Games Regionals, and last year she won Event 7 in a stacked California Super Regional, though she missed out on Games qualification by several points.
She’s is also the American Record Holder for the snatch in the 53 kilogram category, hitting an 86 kilo lift at 2015’s American Open in Reno. While USA Weightlifting still has that lift listed as the weight class record, that could change if her suspension is upheld.
Charis Chan’s suspension from the 2016 Games season is the second publicized suspension to be handed down from CrossFit HQ this year, joining Natalie Newhart, whom CrossFit suspended on March 18th.
Below is a video of Chan’s American Record lift, courtesy of Hookgrip.
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