Uzbekistan’s freestyle wrestler Artur Taymazov who claimed 1st place in the 120 kg category in London, has been stripped of his 2012 Olympic gold medal.
Taymazov has been disqualified because he violated the anti-doping program. Unfortunately for him, that’s not the first time he’s been stripped of Olympic gold. The Uzbek defeated his competition at the 2008 Olympic games, but his urine sample was retested in 2016, and he was found to be taking a banned substance again.
Taymazov is still an Olympic champion though – he won gold in Athens in the 120 kg category. The Uzbek is the 7th gold medalist that has been disqualified from London 2012 under a doping re-test program.
Tatyana Lysenko (Russia) Women’s hammer; Zulfiya Chinshanlo (Kazakhstan) Women’s 53kg weightlifting; Maiya Maneza (Kazakhstan) Women’s 63kg weightlifting; Svetlana Podobedova (Kazakhstan) Women’s 75kg weightlifting; Yuliya Zaripova (Russia) Women’s 3,000m steeplechase; Ilya Ilin (Kazakhstan), Men’s 94kg weightlifting were all stripped of their medals after rulings by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.