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Monday, 5 August, 2002, 17:42 GMT 18:42 UK
Morgan waits on Indian's test result
Welsh weightlifter Dave Morgan
Dave Morgan won three silver medals in Manchester
Welsh weightlifter David Morgan could add another two gold medals to his Commonwealth Games tally as a result of a possible breaking drugs scandal.

It is reported from India that double gold medallist Satheesha Rai tested postive for a banned substance at the Games in Manchester and could be stripped of his medals.

If that turns out to be the case, then Morgan would move up from silver medal position in two of the 77kg categories, claiming the clean-and-jerk and overall gold.

Morgan would then find himself with nine gold medals at six consecutive Commonwealth Games - putting him just one behind the all time gold record held by Australian swimmers Ian Thorpe and Susie O'Neill.

India Olympic Association director A. Prasad confirmed to the Press Trust of India on Monday that Rai had tested positive for an unidentified stimulant.

If Rai fails a second 'B' test, he looks likely to become the second Indian weightlifter to test positive for drugs at the Games.

A Commonwealth Games Federation spokesman said he would not be making any comment on this or any other case at this stage, adding that the anti-doping process at the Games was still ongoing.

Krishnan Madasamy was stripped of his medals on Saturday after testing positive for a metabolite of the banned performance-enhancing anabolic steroid nandrolone.

Madasamy, 28, won three silver medals in the men's 62kg competition last week but was stripped of all three by a CGF court.

Morgan has won at least one medal in every Games he has appeared in, starting with gold at the age of 17 at the 1982 Games in Brisbane.

Another gold followed in Edinburgh 1986, three more in Auckland 1990, two more golds and a silver in Victoria 1994, then a silver four years later in Kuala Lumpur.

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