The Anti-Doping Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport issued its final decision of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games this week, disqualifying Mongolia’s Chagnaadorj Usukhbayar from the men’s 56kg weightlifting event. Usukhbayar tested positive for testosterone.
In total, seven athletes were removed from competition for testing positive in Rio. The most notable, for our purposes, was China’s Chen Xinyi, who tested positive for hydrocholorthiazide (a diuretuc sometimes used to mask other substances) after finishing fourth in the 100 butterfly, missing the bronze by .09.
Chen was pulled from the rest of the meet, but there’s no way to give back an Olympic finals swim to the ninth place finisher in semifinals: short course American record holder Kelsi Worrell.
A total of 28 applications were made to the CAS Ad Hoc Committee in Rio, but 16 of them were related to Russia.
Other athletes disqualified from the Olympic Games due to positive tests include:
- Kleber Da Silva Ramos (Brazil, cycling road race): EPO CERA
- Izzat Arykov (Kyrgyzstan, weightlifting 69kg, ranked third): strychnine, the bronze medal was re-allocated
- Narsingh Yadav (India, wrestling, FS 74kg): methandienone
- Tomasz Zielinski (Poland, weightlifting 94kg): 19-Noandrosterone
- Silvia Danekova (Bulgaria, athletics 3000m steeple): EPO CERA