2012 Olympic wrestling medalist banned for 8 years due to doping failure

Uzbekistan’s Davit Modzmanashvili has been handled an eight-year ban after he was stripped of his 2012 Olympic Games silver medal for doping following the re-analysis of his sample from London 2012.

The wrestler represented Georgia at the 2012 Games when he claimed silver in the 120kg freestyle division. Last year the International Olympic Committee decided that he’ll be stripped of his medal after finding his sample from the Games contained the anabolic steroid oral turinabol.

The Georgian, who switched allegiance to Uzbekistan in 2017 and won a bronze medal for the country at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, was beaten in the 120kg final at London 2012 by Uzbekistan’s Artur Taymazov.

Taymazov was also caught up in the IOC’s re-tests and has been stripped of gold medals he won in the same category at Beijing 2008 and London 2012 for doping.

Iran’s Komeil Ghasemi and Russia’s Bilyal Makhov had initially both been awarded gold in the 120kg at London 2012 by the IOC.

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