24 October 2010

YOG doping cases

Two YOG athletes disqualified for doping@CNA

SINGAPORE: Two athletes who took part in the Youth Olympics Games in Singapore have been disqualified for doping.

The wrestlers, 17 year-olds Nurbek Hakkulov from Uzbekistan and Johnny Pilay from Ecuador, were found with a prohibited substance in their urine samples.

Laboratory analyses detected the presence of Furosemide - a banned diuretic, used to allegedly mask other drugs in the body.

Hakkulov had won a silver medal is the Men's Greco-Roman 50-kilogramme event and will have his medal, diploma and participation certificate withdrawn.

Pilay was fifth in the Men's Freestyle 63-kilogramme event.

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