IOC Determines Taymazov Fails London Re-Test

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (July 26) – The IOC Disciplinary Commission (DC) rendered its decision against Artur TAYMAZOV (UZB) who failed a reanalysis of his anti-doping test at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Taymazov tested positive for the prohibited substance dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (oral turinabol).

The Uzbek wrestler had earned a gold medal in freestyle wrestling at 120kg and his removal will re-shuffle the order of medalists at the 2012 London Games. Komeil GHASEMI (IRI) will become the new gold medalist, Bilyal MAKHOV (RUS) remains silver, and Tervel DLAGNEV (USA) will be the newest bronze medalist.

Gold: Komeil GHASEMI (IRI)
Silver: Bilyal MAKHOV (RUS)
Bronze: Tervel DLAGNEV (USA)
Bronze: Daulet SHABANBAY (KAZ)

Taymazov may opt to appeal the IOC DC decision before CAS within 21 days. United World Wrestling will then determine the sanctions faced by the athlete.


Khasanboy RAKHIMOV Suspended for Anti-Doping Violation

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (August 28) -- In accordance with Article 14.3 of the United World Wrestling Anti-Doping Rules (“UWW ADR”), the UWW hereby reports that the Athlete Khasanboy RAKHIMOV (Uzbekistan) has committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation under Article 2.1 of the UWW ADR – Presence of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in an Athlete’s Sample. 

More precisely, a sample collected from the Athlete on 21 September 2019 during the UWW Senior World Championship 2019 has revealed the presence of the prohibited substance clomifene and its metabolites, listed under S.4 Hormone and Metabolic Modulators of the 2019 and 2020 WADA Prohibited Lists and prohibited at all times. 

The Athlete and UWW have agreed with on the consequences and the Athlete has been sanctioned as follows: 
1. Mr. Khasanboy RAKHIMOV has committed a violation of Article 2.1 of the UWW ADR. 
2. Mr. Khasanboy RAKHIMOV is suspended for a period of Ineligibility of 24 months. 
3. The period of Ineligibility starts from the date of the agreement on consequences (13 August 2020), with deduction of the provisional suspension already served by the athlete as from 13 February 2020 and shall remain in full force and effect until 12 February 2022. 
4. In accordance with Articles 9 and 10.8 of the UWW ADR, all the competitive results of the Athlete from 21 September 2019 until 13 February 2020 are disqualified with all the resulting consequences, including forfeiture of any medals, points and prizes.

Revised Final 125kg Standings from 2019 World Championships
02 - Taha AKGUL (TUR)
03 - Zhiwei DENG (CHN)
05 - Egzon SHALA (KOS) 
06 - Yadollah MOHEBI (IRI)
07 - Jamaladdin MAGOMEDOV (AZE)