New Delhi: Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt, who recently got his 2012 London Olympics bronze medal upgraded to silver, was in contention for an eventual gold upgrade after the first place holder was alleged for doping violation.
Several media reports stated that Azerbaijan's Togrul Asgarov, top-place finisher at London Games, was found guilty of using banned substance and would be stripped off his medal.
Denying news reports, the world wrestling body tweeted clarifying Togrul Asgarov of Azerbaijan has never been in violation of UWW's anti-doping policy.
Contrary to news reports, 2012 Olympic gold medalist Togrul ASGAROV (AZE) has never been in violation of UWW's anti-doping policy.
— World Wrestling (@wrestling) September 6, 2016
As per the new WADA's norms, samples taken for dope tests of athletes from international tournaments are deep freezed for up to 10 years in order to allow the use of advanced technology, available with the passage of time to catch doping violations.