Iran’s Rostami awarded 2012 Olympic Games silver medal

June 17, 2016

Iranian weightlifter Kianoush Rostami has been awarded the 2012 Olympic Games silver medal after Apti Aukhadov was stripped of his medal.

Aukhadov won the 2012 Olympic silver medal in the 85kg category but his samples tested positive for Dehydrochloromethyltestosterone, Drostanolone.
“I am really glad to hear that but I am also sad because the Russian weightlifter cannot partake at the 2016 Olympic Games and I sympathize with him. I feel like I have won a silver medal prior to 2016 Olympic Games,” Rostami told ISNA news agency.  
The news comes after the International Olympic Committee reanalyzed drugs tests from certain athletes.
This meant that Egyptian weightlifter Tarek Yehia, who finished fourth in the London 2012 Olympic Games in the weight category, would be awarded the bronze medal.
The 20 weightlifting cases were among 55 total positives which the IOC has reported so far, including 32 from Beijing and 23 from London. 
The IOC is retesting samples to catch cheats who might be competing at the Rio Olympics.

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