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Iranian Weightlifter Gets Olympic Gold After Eight Years

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Tehran: Iranian weightlifter Navab Nasirshelal will be awarded his 2012 Olympic Games gold medal following the disqualification of Ukrainian Oleksiy Torokhtiy, the International Olympic Committee has said.

The re-analysis of Torokhtiy’s samples resulted in a positive test for prohibited substances, as reported by Xinhua news agency.

In the men’s 105kg weightlifting event in London 2012, first to fourth place have been disqualified since 2012. The gold medal has since been reallocated to Nasirshelal.

The silver medal has been awarded to Bartlomiej Wojciech Bonk of Poland and the bronze to Ivan Efremov of Uzbekistan, and the subsequent ranking until the eighth place was also adapted.

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