United World Wrestling Announces Reinstatement of Olympic Qualifiers

By Tim Foley

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY (July 9) -- United World Wrestling, following recent meldonium guidelines outlined by the International Olympic Committee and the World Anti-Doping Agency, has announced the reinstatement of National Olympic Committee qualification spots for the 2016 Olympic Games based on the performances of the following athletes:

Magomedmurat GADZHIEV (POL - FS 65kg)
Yanarbek KENZHEEV (KGZ - GR 85kg)
Sumiya ERDENCHIMEG (MGL - FW 53kg)
Andriy KZIATKOVSKY (UKR - FS 65kg)
Oksana HERHEL (UKR - FW 58kg)

Ukraine’s 125kg wrestler Alen ZASIEIEV -- the only other athlete peviously disqualified based on meldonium results – is not included in the above list as Ukraine qualified for an Olympic allocation during the 2nd World Qualifier in Istanbul.

All National Olympic Committees previously granted Olympic qualification spots will not be impacted by this adjustment.