Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) rejected an appeal by the National Olympic Committee of Kyrgyzstan on the decision to disqualify weightlifter Izzat Artykov for doping at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. TASS reported with reference to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
According to him, Izzat Artykov was excluded from the competition on August 18 after his doping sample tested positive for the banned substance strychnine. As a result, he lost the bronze medal won in the weight category of 69 kg. NOC of Kyrgyzstan filed an appeal against the decision to dismiss the athlete to CAS. Artykov announced his intention to retake tests.
Note, after disqualification of Artykov, bronze medal went to the weightlifter from Colombia Luis Javier Mosquera. The Olympic Games ended on August 21.