Maria Liku in Possible 5th Place at 2012 London Olympics

Maria Liku who finished in 8th place at the London Olympics could possibly move up to a high of 5th place, once all due process by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) have been completed.

Maria’s 8th place finish is already the best placed individual Fiji Athlete at any Olympic Games from any sport; and with the possibility of her moving up to 5th place will be an added achievement.

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has announced that three athletes in the Women’s 63Kg Weight category have been implicated in the London 2012 Olympic Retests.

The IWF revealed their positive samples from the retests in June and July, but the final outcome of their cases will only be confirmed with IOC and IWF completing the full procedures.

It comes after the IWF Executive Board ruled that countries which produce three or more anti-doping rule violations in the combined re-analysis of samples from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics face being banned.

Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine are all facing the prospect on a ban, should all outstanding cases be confirmed.

List of weightlifters in the Women’s 63Kg announced by IWF who have been implicated in the London 2012 Olympic retests:

Date announced

Name

Country

Games

Event

Position

Substance

15.06.2016

Maiya Maneza

Kazakhstan

London 2012

Women’s 63kg

First

Stanozolol

27.07.2016

Svetlana Tzarukaeva

Russia

London 2012

Women’s 63kg

Second

Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone

27.07.2016

Sibel Simsek

Turkey

London 2012

Women’s 63kg

Fourth

Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, Stanozolol

SOURCE

http://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1041627/ninth-place-weightlifter-from-london-2012-in-line-for-bronze-after-moldovan-tests-positive-in-retests




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