2019.06.12 17:15

Lithuanian canoeist stripped of Olympic medal from London 2012 2019.06.12 17:15

Lithuanian sprint canoeist Jevgenij Shuklin has been stripped of the silver medal he won in 2012 London Olympics.

The International Olympic Committee's disciplinary commission made the decision to disqualify the 33-year-old athlete after a prohibited substance was found in a sample he had provided at the 2012 Olympics.

The IOC said re-analysis of Shuklin’s samples from London 2012 had resulted in a positive test for prohibited substance dehydrochlormethyltestosterone.

Shuklin, who competed in the men’s canoe sprint C-1 200 m, will have to cede his silver medal to Russia's Ivan Shtyl, and Spain's Alfonso Benavides will be promoted from the fourth place to bronze.

The Lithuanian canoeist will also have to return the €58,000 prize awarded by the Lithuanian government for Olympic silver and his state pension, in all about €100,000.

Shuklin won four bronze medals in the C-1 200 m event at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships and is also a three-time European champion.

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