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TAINTED: List of Rio Olympics medallist who have served suspensions for doping

It was revealed that at least 120 of the approximately 11,000 athletes competing in Rio have served doping suspensions.

Last Updated: Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 18:27
TAINTED: List of Rio Olympics medallist who have served suspensions for doping
Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Rio Olympics 2016 will always be remembered for the absence of top Russian competitors, mainly in track and field events, barred for state-sponsored doping.

But, it was revealed that at least 120 of the approximately 11,000 athletes competing in Rio have served suspensions or had to return medals for doping and were reinstated in time for this year’s Games.

That's about one out of every 100 competitors.

And of those, more that 25 have won medals at Rio.

Here's the list:

Lasha Talakhadze (Georgia), Weightlifting – Men's over 105 kg gold medallist

Gabriel Sincraian (Romania), Weightlifting – Men's 85 kg bronze medallist

Sarah Robles (United States), Weightlifting – Women's over 75 kg bronze medallist

Farkhad Kharki (Kazakhstan), Weightlifting – Men's 62 kg bronze medallist

Alexandr Zaichikov (Kazakhstan), Weightlifting – Men's 105 kg bronze medallist

Sohrab Moradi (Iran), Weightlifting – Men's 94 kg gold medallist

Nijat Rahimov (Kazakhstan), Weightlifting – Men's 77 kg gold medallist (with World Record)

Gor Minasyan (Armenia), Weightlifting – Men's over 105 kg silver medallist

Yulia Efimova (Russia), Swimming – Women's 100m and 200m breaststroke silver medallist

Kim Kuk-hyang (North Korea), Weightlifting – Women's over 75 kg silver medallist

Sun Yang (China), Swimming – Men's 200m freestyle gold, Men's 400m freestyle silver medallist

Aurimas Didzbalis (Lithuania), Weightlifting – Men's 94 kg bronze medallist

Isabell Werth (Germany), Equestrian – Team dressage gold, Individual dressage silver medallist

Luvo Manyonga (South Africa), Track and field – Men's long jump silver medallist

Sukanya Srisurat (Thailand), Weightlifting – Women's 58 kg gold medallist (With Olympics record)

Gregory Bauge (France), Cycling Track – Men's team sprint bronze medallist

Sandra Perkovic (Croatia), Track and field – Women's discus throw gold medallist

Lashawn Merritt (United States), Track and field – Men's 400m bronze medallist

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica), Track and field – Women's 4x100m relay silver, Women's 100m silver medallist

Justin Gatlin (United States), Track and field – Men's 100m silver medallist

Martina Hingis (Switzerland), Tennis – Women's doubles silver medallist

Ludger Beerbaum (Germany), Equestrian – Team jumping bronze medallist

Christian Ahlmann (Germany), Equestrian – Team jumping bronze medallist

Shane Rose (Australia), Equestrian – Team eventing bronze medallist

Aliaksandra Herasimenia (Belarus), Swimming – Women's 50m freestyle bronze medallist

First Published: Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 18:27

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