Uzbek freestyle wrestler Artur Taymazov has been stripped of his London 2012 Olympic gold medal after re-analysis of saved samples, the Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC) mentioned on Tuesday.
Taymazov, whose 2008 gold was taken away in 2017 after a re-testing of samples from the Beijing Video games, is the 60th athlete to be disqualified from the London Olympics after the occasion.
Solely 9 athletes had been caught by anti-doping checks throughout these Video games.
The IOC mentioned Taymazov, who received males’s freestyle 120kg gold at three successive Video games, had been disqualified from the outcomes after a constructive take a look at for the prohibited substance Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (oral turinabol).
The Russian-born Uzbek was ordered to return the London medal. He additionally received gold at Athens in 2004 and a 130kg silver in Sydney in 2000.
His London gold had made him essentially the most profitable freestyle competitor in Olympic historical past.
The 120kg silver medallist from London 2012, Georgian Davit Modzmanashvili, was stripped of that medal in January this yr after a re-analysis additionally examined constructive for oral turinabol.
Reanalysis of samples from 2012 will proceed this yr earlier than the statute of limitations is reached by 2020.