Logo Polskiego Radia

Polish weightlifter gets bronze for 2012 Olympics

PR dla Zagranicy
Victoria Bieniek 11.02.2017 09:54
Polish weightlifter Tomasz Zieliński has received a bronze medal for the London Olympics in 2012, where he was placed ninth at the time, after six others tested positive for drugs.
Tomasz Zieliński. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Jay the Expat.Tomasz Zieliński. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Jay the Expat.

Kazakhstan's Ilya Ilyin,who received gold in London, and Almas Uteshov (7th), Russia's Aleksandr Ivanov (2nd) and Andrey Demanov (4th), Moldova's Anatolie Cîrîcu (3rd) and Azerbaijan's Intigam Zairov (6th) were all disqualified after testing positive to drugs, opening up the podium for the Pole.

The podium currently has Iran's Saeid Mohammadpour in first place, South Korea's Kim Min-jae in second and Zieliński in third.

Meanwhile, Zieliński is suspended by the International Weightlifting Federation after failing a doping test ahead of the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro, just days ahead of his brother Adrian Zieliński's sample also coming back positive. (vb)

Source: PAP

Copyright © Polskie Radio S.A About Us Contact Us