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Anti-Doping

IOC Strips Modzmanashvili of 2012 Olympic Silver for Anti-Doping Violation

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.

Anti-Doping

UWW Bans Modzmanashvili After Re-Analysis of London Sample

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (November 10) -- United World Wrestling announced that Davit MODZMANASHVILI (UZB) has been banned until October 2, 2026, following the re-analysis of his sample from the 2012 London Olympics.

Modzmanashvili, who has competed for Uzbekistan since 2017, tested positive for the prohibited substance dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (oral turinabol).

Modzmanashvili claimed a silver medal in freestyle wrestling at 120kg and his removal re-shuffled the order of medalists at the 2012 London Games. Bilyal MAKHOV (RUS) became the new silver medalist and Daulet SHABANAY (KAZ) the bronze medalist.