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Iran’s Kianoush Rostami's 2012 Olympic bronze upgraded
Kianoush Rostami’s bronze medal in the 2012 Olympics was upgraded to silver after Apti Aukhadov has been stripped of his silver medal due to doping.

The Russian weightlifter sample’s tested positive for steroids.

Aukhadov, second in the men's -85kg event in London, tested positive for turinabol and drostanolone, the International Olympic Committee said.

His medal will be reassigned to Iran’s Rostami, who finished third with a total of 380kg.

Rostami won a gold medal at the Rio Olympics for a total of 396kg, beating his world record by one kilogram.

Aukhadov was caught when the IOC retested samples from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics using new analysis methods.

Tarek Yehia of Egypt should rise from fourth to the bronze medal position after managing 375kg.

The IOC has reported a total of 98 positive cases from recent retests of samples from the two Games in Beijing and London.

At least six of those cases came in one weightlifting event, the men's -94kg category at London 2012.

As a result, the gold medal was passed to Iran's Saeid Mohammadpour, who was originally fifth.


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