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Anti-Doping

Update: CAS Upholds WADA Appeal of Boltukaev Suspension

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (September 16) – Freestyle wrestler Anzor BOLTUKAEV (RUS, who received a 10-month suspension for a positive anti-doping test on May 3, 2017, has received an amended two-year suspension following a CAS decision to uphold an appeal by WADA.

Boltukaev's suspension will commence again September 13, 2018 with credit given for the period of ineligibility already served between June 6, 2017 and April 5, 2018.

To read the details of his original violation, please click HERE.

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.