Russia’s 2012 wrestling gold medallist Bilyal Makhov gets four-year ban

Russia's 2012 wrestling gold medallist Bilyal Makhov gets four-year ban
Russia's 2012 wrestling gold medallist Bilyal Makhov gets four-year ban

Russia’s 2012 wrestling gold medallist Bilyal Makhov gets four-year ban: Russian wrestler Bilyal Makhov, who won a gold medal in the 120kg freestyle competition at the London Olympics, has been banned for four years for an anti-doping violation, the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) said.

The 34-year-old’s suspension was backdated to Jan. 27, 2020, it said in a statement.

Russia’s 2012 wrestling gold medallist Bilyal Makhov gets four-year ban

TASS news agency reported that Makhov had tested positive for a banned substance and that a spokesperson for RUSADA said he had failed to provide documented explanations about how it had entered his body.

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The agency added that Makhov’s representative told them the wrestler was banned because he had failed to report a medical preparation in his Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) list.

The Russian wrestling federation did not immediately reply to a Reuters request for comment.

Russia’s 2012 wrestling gold medallist Bilyal Makhov gets four-year ban

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