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Olympic gold for Polish weightlifter after rival disqualified for doping

PR dla Zagranicy
Paweł Kononczuk 25.07.2017 13:29
Poland’s Szymon Kołecki has officially been named weightlifting champion at the Beijing 2008 Olympics after a Kazakh competitor who took gold was disqualified for doping.
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Kołecki came second in the up-to-94 kg category in China.

But Ilya Ilyin of Kazakhstan, who won the event, was last year disqualified for the use of a banned substance.

On Monday the Polish Olympic Committee received a letter from the International Olympic Committee confirming the change in results from the Beijing games.


Source: Polish Radio

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