Kazakh weightlifter Nishat Rachimov celebrated the gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). But this has now been taken away from him because of doping. The International Sports Court announced this decision on Tuesday. From March 2016, the Kazakh is said to have swapped his urine samples four times. This now has far-reaching consequences for the weightlifter. He will now be banned for eight years until January 2029.
However, Rachimov can appeal to the CAS Court of Appeals. Already in 2013, the weightlifter received a suspension. At that time he still represented his home country Azerbaijan. At the Summer Olympics in Rio, Rachimov won the world record in the 77-kilo class. At that time he was confronted with accusations from the competition.