IOC Strips Modzmanashvili of 2012 Olympic Silver for Anti-Doping Violation
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 16:37 By United World Wrestling Press
CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (January 17) – The International Olympic Committee today announced that Davit MODZMANASHVILI, then an athlete of the Georgian Republic, has failed a reanalysis of his anti-doping test at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Modzmanashvili, who since 2017 has been a competitor for the National Olympic Committee of Uzbekistan, tested positive for the prohibited substance dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (oral turinabol).
Modzmanashvili earned a silver medal in freestyle wrestling at 120kg and his removal will re-shuffle the order of medalists at the 2012 London Games. Bilyal MAKHOV (RUS) will become the new silver medalist and Daulet SHABANAY (KAZ) the newest bronze medalist.
Gold: Artur TAYMAZOV (UZB)
Silver: Bilyal MAKHOV (RUS)
Bronze: Komeil GHASEMI (IRI)
Bronze: Daulet SHABANAY (KAZ)
United World Wrestling’s anti-doping disciplinary panel will now meet to determine the sanctions faced by the athlete.