Russian Elkanov Suspended Four Years
Monday, September 3, 2018 - 14:50 By United World Wrestling Press
CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY (August 30) – United World Wrestling has suspended freestyle wrestler Dmitrii ELKANOV (RUS) following violations of the organization’s anti-doping policy during the 2018 Cadet Wrestling World Championships in Zagreb, Croatia.
United World Wrestling issued the test July 3, 2018 and had it processed through a WADA-accredited laboratory in Seibersdorf (AUT).
Elkanov’s test indicated the presence of Dehydrochloromethyl-testosterone, Exogenous Anabolic Androgenic Steroid under class S1.1A of the 2018 Prohibited List and is prohibited at all times (in and out-of-competition). According to UWW’s records, no Therapeutic Use Exemption was delivered by UWW to justify the presence of Dehydrochloromethyl-testosterone in the wrestler’s system.
A suspension of four years was imposed and will run from July 28, 2018 to July 27, 2022.
Elkanov’s gold medal in freestyle wrestling at 80kg will also be forfeited and returned. The updated medal standings are as follows:
GOLD: Rahman Mousa AMOUZADKHALILI (IRI)
SILVER: Rafayel HARUTYUNYAN (ARM)
BRONZE: Shakhbos KOMILOV (UZB)
BRONZE: Ahmet YUCEL (TUR)