Asgarov, Visaitov Suspended Following Anti-Doping Violations

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (June 5) – United World Wrestling has suspended freestyle wrestler Toghrul ASGAROV of Azerbaijan and Greco-Roman wrestler Aslan VISAITOV of Russia following violations of the organization’s anti-doping policy.

Asgarov’s suspension stems from an out-of-competition test by United World Wrestling on Feb. 5, 2017. The sample was transported to WADA-accredited laboratory in Cologne, Germany. Asgarov’s test indicated the presence of Higenamine, which is Beta-2 Agonist under class S3 of WADA’s 2017 Prohibited List and is prohibited at all times (in and out-of-competition). According to UWW’s records, no Therapeutic Use Exemption was delivered by UWW to justify the presence of Higenamine in the wrestler’s system. 

Asgarov, a 2012 Olympic champion and 2016 Olympic silver medalist, was imposed a suspension of 12 months from the date of the decision until April 17, 2018.

United World Wrestling suspended Visaitov for four years following a failure of his anti-doping test at the U23 European Championships in Szombathely, Hungary. 

United World Wrestling issued the test April 2, 2017, and had it processed through a WADA-accredited laboratory in Seibersdorf, Austria. Visaitov’s test showed the presence of Peroxisome Proliferator Activated Receptor agonists, a Hormone and metabolic modulator under class S4 of WADA’s 2017 Prohibited List and is prohibited at all times.

His suspension was imposed on April 24, 2017, and lasts until April 23, 2021. 

The results obtained in the U23 European Championship are disqualified with all resulting consequences, including the forfeiture of his silver medal, his points and prizes. 

Below is a list of the new medal standings for the 2017 U23 European Championships in Greco-Roman at 66kg.
 
1. Roman PACURKOWSKI (POL)
2. Serhii KOZUB (UKR)
3. Deyvid Tihomirov DIMITROV (BUL)
3. Sebastian NADJ (SRB)