Wrestler Ali Akbari gets life ban for doping

TEHRAN, Dec. 14 (MNA) – Iranian Greco-Roman wrestler Amir Aziz Ali Akbari has been banned for life after testing positive for a banned anabolic steroid.

Ali Akbari has been stripped of the gold medal he won at the 2013 Wrestling World Championships held in Budapest, Hungary in September.

The 26-year-old wrestler defeated Estonian Heiki Nabi 4-0 in the Men’s 120kg final.

He had been ordered to return his gold medal which would now be awarded to Estonian silver-medalist wrestler Heiki Nabi.

Turkish wrestler R?za Kayaalp upgraded to the silver medal and Swedish Johan Euren was raised to third and took the bronze medal.

According to the international wrestling association FILA, Aziz Ali Akbar received lifetime periods of ineligibility as the result of their anti-doping rule violations.

By Mehr News Agency 


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