US, Japan, France, Australia, S. Africa, & Belgium Gain Medals in Lobuzov Ban

When FINA suspended a trio of retired Russian swimmers, the suspensions in all cases included the forfeiture of results after the date of original suspension.

For two of those swimmers, Alexandra Sokolova and Artem Podyakov, the impact of that forfeiture was relatively-limited: at best Sokolova won minor medals at minor open water events on the FINA calendar.

For Artem Lobuzov, however, the impact is more sweeping. He forfeits all results since July 27, 2014, which includes his medal results at the 2014 and 2016 World Short Course Championships and 2014 European Championships.

All of those medals were relay medals. According to article DC11.2 in the WADA World Anti-Doping Code, this means that his relay teammates from those meets will also forfeit their results and medals.

FINA confirmed that they would redistribute the medals from those events.

Here are the impacts:

2016 World Championships

Lobuzov forfeits his gold medal in the men’s 800 free relay. So do his teammates Mikhail DovgalyukMikhail Vekovishchev, and Aleksandr Krasnykh, as well as prelims swimmer Daniil Pasynkov.

The United States gets another gold medal, Japan promotes from bronze to silver, and Australia moves up to the podium in bronze medal position.

The updated finishers for that race:

Rank Lane Nation Swimmers Time Prelims Medalists
1 4 United States Blake Pieroni (1:43.14)
Jacob Pebley (1:43.38)
Pace Clark (1:44.16)
Zane Grothe (1:42.66)
6:53.34 N/A
2 6 Japan Yuki Kobori (1:43.97)
Daiya Seto (1:42.54)
Tsubasa Amai (1:44.11)
Katsuhiro Matsumoto (1:42.92)
6:53.54 N/A
3 5 Australia Clyde Lewis (1:43.64)
Mitch Larkin (1:45.20)
Daniel Smith (1:41.58)
Alexander Graham (1:43.30)
6:53.72 Jack Gerrard
4 3 Denmark Sebastian Ovesen (1:44.75)
Daniel Skaaning (1:44.15)
Frans Johannessen (1:43.70)
Anders Lie (1:41.89)
6:54.49
5 1 Netherlands Kyle Stolk (1:45.58)
Maarten Brzoskowski (1:43.90)
Ben Schwietert (1:46.27)
Dion Dreesens (1:43.35)
6:59.10
6 7 China Qiu Ziao (1:45.37)
Shang Keyuan (1:45.78)
Qian Zhiyong (1:45.67)
Wang Shun (1:44.75)
7:01.57
7 8 Belgium Louis Croenen (1:45.32)
Thomas Thijs (1:46.66)
Pieter Timmers (1:44.01)
Lorenz Weiremans (1:46.37)
7:02.36
DQ 2 Russia Mikhail Dovgalyuk (1:44.27)
Mikhail Vekovishchev (1:42.86)
Artem Lobuzov (1:44.04)
Aleksandr Krasnykh (1:40.93)
6:52.10

Updated Medals Table from the meet:

The United States and Russia stay in the same position in the final medals table, but with a 3rd silver, Japan jumps to 6th place from 8th place, ahead of hosts Canada.

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States (USA) 9 14 7 30
2 Hungary (HUN) 7 2 2 11
3 Russia (RUS) 5 5 3 13
4 South Africa (RSA) 4 1 0 5
5 South Korea (KOR) 3 0 0 3
6 Japan (JPN) 2 3 10 15
7 Canada (CAN)* 2 3 3 8
8 Netherlands (NED) 2 3 1 6
9 Australia (AUS) 2 2 8 12
10 Germany (GER) 2 1 0 3
11 Italy (ITA) 1 4 2 7
12 Great Britain (GBR) 1 2 2 5
13
Brazil (BRA) 1 1 1 3
Jamaica (JAM) 1 1 1 3
15 China (CHN) 1 0 2 3
16
Denmark (DEN) 1 0 1 2
Lithuania (LTU) 1 0 1 2
Poland (POL) 1 0 1 2
19 France (FRA) 0 2 0 2
20
Slovenia (SLO) 0 1 0 1
Ukraine (UKR) 0 1 0 1
22 Belarus (BLR) 0 0 2 2
Totals (22 nations) 46 46 47 139

2014 World Short Course Championships

Lobozuv forfeits his bronze medal in the 800 free relay. So too do his finals teammates Mikhail PolischukDanila Izotov, and Viacheslav Andrusenko. His prelims teammates Dmitrii Ermakov and Aleksandr Krasnykh also lose their medals.

South Africa moves to bronze medal position. Notably, this gives South Africa’s Chad Le Clos an 18th World Short Course Championship medal.

The updated finishers for that race are:

Rank Lane Nation Swimmers Time Prelims Medalists
1 5 United States Conor Dwyer (1:43.20)
Ryan Lochte (1:42.42)
Matt McLean (1:43.20)
Tyler Clary (1:42.86)
6:51.68 Michael Klueh
Michael Weiss
Darian Townsend
2 4 Italy Andrea Mitchell D’Arrigo (1:42.77)
Marco Belotti (1:43.98)
Nicolangelo Di Fabio (1:42.98)
Filippo Magnini (1:42.07)
6:51.80
3 7 South Africa Myles Brown (1:43.25)
Sebastien Rousseau (1:43.96)
Chad le Clos (1:40.61)
Leith Shankland (1:44.31)
6:52.13 Calvyn Justus
4 2 Belgium Louis Croenen (1:44.91)
Glenn Surgeloose (1:43.29)
Emmanuel Vanluchene (1:42.33)
Pieter Timmers (1:42.13)
6:52.66
5 3 Brazil João de Lucca (1:41.85 SA)
Gustavo Godoy (1:44.82)
Fernando Santos (1:43.89)
Gabriel Ogawa (1:43.97)
6:54.53
6 8 Germany Markus Deibler (1:43.68)
Florian Vogel (1:44.24)
Tim Wallburger (1:45.81)
Clemens Rapp (1:43.67)
6:57.40
7 1 Denmark Anders Nielsen (1:44.49)
Frans Johannessen (1:45.34)
Frederik Pedersen (1:45.60)
Daniel Skaaning (1:45.35)
7:00.78
DQ 6 Russia Mikhail Polischuk (1:43.62)
Danila Izotov (1:40.65)
Artem Lobuzov (1:42.87)
Viacheslav Andrusenko (1:44.82)
6:51.96

Updated Medals Table:

There was no change in the final medals table order.

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Brazil (BRA) 7 1 2 10
2 Hungary (HUN) 6 3 2 11
3 Netherlands (NED) 5 1 6 12
4 South Africa (RSA) 4 1 1 6
5 Spain (ESP) 4 0 0 4
6 Japan (JPN) 3 3 4 10
7 France (FRA) 3 2 3 8
8 Sweden (SWE) 3 1 0 4
9 United States (USA) 2 9 6 17
10 Denmark (DEN) 2 1 3 6
11 Australia (AUS) 1 5 4 10
12 Russia (RUS) 1 4 3 8
13 Italy (ITA) 1 2 3 6
14 Germany (GER) 1 1 2 4
15 Poland (POL) 1 1 1 3
16
Jamaica (JAM) 1 1 0 2
Lithuania (LTU) 1 1 0 2
18 Great Britain (GBR) 0 7 1 8
19 China (CHN) 0 2 1 3
20 Tunisia (TUN) 0 1 0 1
21 Ukraine (UKR) 0 0 2 2
22
Canada (CAN) 0 0 1 1
Serbia (SRB) 0 0 1 1
Totals (23 nations) 46 47 46 139

All-Time Short Course Worlds Medals Table

The net outcome is:

  • Russia loses 1 gold and 1 bronze medal
  • The US loses 1 silver and gains 1 gold medal
  • Japan loses 1 bronze and gains 1 silver medal
  • Australia gains 1 bronze medal
  • South Africa gains 1 bronze medal
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States (USA) 119 102 85 306
2 Australia (AUS) 79 89 74 242
3 China (CHN) 42 41 38 121
4 Russia (RUS) 29 28 43 100
5 Sweden (SWE) 28 20 18 66
6 Brazil (BRA) 22 9 21 52
7 Great Britain (GBR) 21 42 40 103
8 Netherlands (NED) 21 24 19 64
9 Hungary (HUN) 21 11 10 42
10 South Africa (RSA) 20 16 7 43
11 Germany (GER) 19 26 24 69
12 Japan (JPN) 17 12 21 50
13 Ukraine (UKR) 15 12 13 40
14 Denmark (DEN) 10 5 16 31
15 Spain (ESP) 9 4 8 21
16 France (FRA) 7 8 8 23
17 Slovakia (SVK) 7 5 5 17
18 Italy (ITA) 6 26 19 51
19 Canada (CAN) 6 17 16 39
20 Cuba (CUB) 6 1 2 9
21 Finland (FIN) 5 5 4 14
22 Lithuania (LTU) 5 4 1 10
23 Croatia (CRO) 5 1 3 9
24 Jamaica (JAM) 4 4 2 10
25 Venezuela (VEN) 4 2 1 7
26 South Korea (KOR) 4 2 0 6
27 Zimbabwe (ZIM) 4 0 1 5
28 Costa Rica (CRC) 4 0 0 4
29 Poland (POL) 3 7 14 24
30 Slovenia (SLO) 3 7 3 13
31 New Zealand (NZL) 3 5 4 12
32
Belarus (BLR) 2 2 3 7
Tunisia (TUN) 2 2 3 7
34 Israel (ISR) 2 0 2 4
35 Austria (AUT) 1 6 2 9
36 Argentina (ARG) 1 2 2 5
37 Norway (NOR) 1 1 3 5
38 Kazakhstan (KAZ) 1 0 3 4
39 Romania (ROU) 0 3 3 6
40 Czech Republic (CZE) 0 2 1 3
41 Algeria (ALG) 0 1 1 2
42
Moldova (MDA) 0 1 0 1
Portugal (POR) 0 1 0 1
44 Switzerland (SUI) 0 0 4 4
45
Belgium (BEL) 0 0 2 2
Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 0 0 2 2
47
Bahamas (BAH) 0 0 1 1
Faroe Islands (FRO) 0 0 1 1
Greece (GRE) 0 0 1 1
Ireland (IRE) 0 0 1 1
Puerto Rico (PUR) 0 0 1 1
Serbia (SRB) 0 0 1 1
Turkey (TUR) 0 0 1 1
Totals (53 nations) 558 556 558 1672

2014 European Aquatics Championships – Awaiting LEN Bureau Confirmation

Lobuzov forfeits his silver medal in the 800 free relay. So to do his finals teammates Dmitry ErmakovAlexander Krasnykh, and Alexandr Sukhorukov. Prelims legs Nikita Lobintsev and Viatcheslav Andrusenko also lose their silver medals.

Belgium moves from bronze to silver and France moves from 4th place to the bronze medal position.

This action is awaiting confirmation from the LEN Bureau.

The updated finals results:

Rank Lane Nationality Swimmers Time
Prelims Medalists
1 4 Germany Robin Backhaus (1:48.52)
Yannick Lebherz (1:48.73)
Clemens Rapp (1:46.80)
Paul Biedermann (1:44.95)
7:09.00
2 7 Belgium Louis Croenen (1:48.41)
Glenn Surgeloose (1:48.56)
Emmanuel Vanluchene (1:48.25)
Pieter Timmers (1:45.17)
7:10.39 Ken Cortes
3 1 France Jeremy Stravius (1:47.62)
Yannick Agnel (1:46.06)
Lorys Bourelly (1:49.38)
Clement Mignon (1:47.75)
7:10.81 Theo Fuchs
Gregory Mallet
4 3 Netherlands Dion Dreesens (1:48.10)
Ferry Weertman (1:47.65)
Joost Reijns (1:49.13)
Sebastiaan Verschuren (1:46.71)
7:11.59
5 6 Italy Andrea Mitchell D’Arrigo (1:48.22)
Damiano Lestingi (1:48.28)
Gabriele Detti (1:48.62)
Filippo Magnini (1:47.12)
7:12.24
6 2 Spain Albert Puig (1:49.36)
Miguel Duran (1:48.08)
Miguel Victor Martin (1:48.29)
Eduardo Solaeche (1:50.07)
7:15.80
7 8 Poland Pawel Korzeniowski (1:47.40)
Kacper Majchrzak (1:49.49)
Jan Switkowski (1:49.39)
Dawid Zielinski (1:49.72)
7:16.00
DQ 5 Russia Artem Lobuzov (1:48.18)
Dmitry Ermakov (1:47.90)
Alexander Krasnykh (1:47.19)
Alexander Sukhorukov (1:47.02)
7:10.29

Updated Medals Table:

Belgium’s only medal from the meet promotes from bronze to silver, which moves them up a spot in the national rankings.

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Great Britain 11 8 8 27
2 Russia 9 6 3 18
3 Italy 8 3 12 23
4 Germany* 6 8 8 22
5 Denmark 6 1 2 9
6 Hungary 5 6 6 17
7 France 5 4 4 13
8 Sweden 3 6 1 10
9 Spain 3 5 5 13
10 Netherlands 3 5 2 10
11 Poland 2 1 1 4
12 Serbia 2 0 0 2
13 Ukraine 1 3 7 11
14 Lithuania 1 1 2 4
15 Belarus 1 1 1 3
16 Faroe Islands 0 2 0 2
17
Greece 0 1 0 1
Belgium 0 1 0 1
19
Austria 0 0 1 1
Finland 0 0 1 1
Slovenia 0 0 1 1
Totals (21 nations) 66 62 65 193

Updated All-Time European Aquatics Championships Medals Table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Russia 197 115 87 399
2 Germany 165 157 123 445
3 East Germany 143 115 68 326
4 Hungary 117 99 78 294
5 Italy 102 123 178 403
6 Great Britain 99 108 125 332
7 Soviet Union 97 87 79 263
8 France 88 90 83 261
9 Netherlands 83 97 84 264
10 Sweden 63 74 69 206
11 Ukraine 56 64 66 186
12 West Germany 41 33 49 123
13 Spain 31 54 50 135
14 Denmark 29 21 32 82
15 Poland 18 18 21 57
16 Finland 13 7 12 32
17 Austria 12 17 19 48
18 Romania 9 25 32 66
19 Greece 8 10 22 40
20 Norway 6 8 5 19
21 Belarus 5 10 17 32
22 Belgium 5 7 15 27
23 Switzerland 4 8 17 29
24 Ireland 4 6 1 11
25 Serbia 4 1 0 5
26 Czech Republic 4 0 15 19
27 Slovakia 3 11 2 16
28 Yugoslavia 2 14 13 29
29 Croatia 2 7 7 16
30 Czechoslovakia 2 5 11 18
31 Slovenia 2 5 10 17
32 Lithuania 2 5 7 14
33
Bulgaria 2 4 9 15
Israel 2 4 9 15
35 Faroe Islands 0 3 0 3
36 Iceland 0 2 1 3
37 Portugal 0 1 1 2
38
Estonia 0 1 0 1
FR Yugoslavia 0 1 0 1
40
Armenia 0 0 1 1
Turkey 0 0 1 1
Totals (41 nations) 1420 1417 1419 4256

 

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MIKE IN DALLAS
5 months ago

This kind of discursive/investigative journalism in sport is SO important!
Thank you so very much for putting this ton of information together in one, convenient place!
I earnestly hope that when those USA guys get their shiny gold medals, it will still have some REAL value for them!

Big Mac #1
5 months ago

The German prelims, lmao
Theo Fuchs Gregory(‘s) Mallet

PhillyMark
5 months ago

Biederman still fast in 2014

Horninco
Reply to  PhillyMark
5 months ago

He proved to be a formidable opponent even without the supersuit. His jump from 2008 to 2009 was huge for sure, but not just a result of the suit.

SwimSam
Reply to  Horninco
5 months ago

He did throw down a 1:44.8 and a 1:45.2 relay leadoff in 2011

Khachaturian
Reply to  PhillyMark
5 months ago

The suit did a ton for him but swimming is swimming. At the end of the end you have to have good talent and endurance for this race.

PhillyMark
5 months ago

US doubling their 2014 gold medal haul

Kasuyi
Reply to  PhillyMark
5 months ago

Is that fair to win medals this way?

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