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Champion weightlifter accused of doping, Poland’s Kołecki to receive Olympic gold

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Victoria Bieniek 05.01.2017 15:26
The International Weightlifting Federation will award Polish weightlifter Szymon Kołecki a gold medal for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, the Polish Weightlifting Federation has said.
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Kazakhstani weightlifter Ilya Ilyin was stripped of his gold medal after samples from the Beijing games were retested for drugs.

Kołecki gained a total of 403 points in the 94-kilogram category, hoisting 224 kilograms for the clean and jerk and 179 for the snatch.

Drug tests also caused a reshuffle in the 103-kilogram category results and Poland’s Marcin Dołega will be awarded a bronze medal, the Polish Weightlifting Federation said. (vb/pk)

Source: PAP, IWF, PZPC

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