Who were deceived, as the Ukrainian Oleksiy Torokhtiy won the OLYMPIC gold in 2012. Dopingprøve from then traps him now.
Seven years after the Ukrainian weightlifter Oleksiy Torokhtiy was the olympic champion in London, the gold is been taken from him.
It informs The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on its website.
The now 33-year-old ukrainer participated in the 105 kg class at the OLYMPICS in 2012, as he ended up winning. But a reopening of his dopingprøve have shown traces of the prohibited substance dehydrochlormethyltestosteron.
the IOC's disciplinærkomité informs that Oleksiy Torokhtiy has been disqualified and must return his medal, a diploma and a pin back to the IOC.
the IOC began in 2016 to re-open the tests from the OLYMPICS in 2008 in Beijing and four years later in London and test them with the improved methods. Torokhtiy is the fifth gold medalist in weightlifting, who have been deprived of the medal.
More than 50 weightlifters are at the same time have been disqualified following the discovery of illegal substances in their samples.
because of the great war on doping has the IOC earlier threatened to pill weightlifting of the OLYMPICS programme from the 2024.
the Threat was, however, removed in march and The International Vægtløftningsforbund (IWF) are subject to stricter requirements.
/ritzau/Date Of Update: 19 December 2019, 21:00