Ukrainian javelin thrower, silver medalist of the Olympic Games 2012 in London, Olexander Pyatnytsya was deprived of the medals due to the failure of doping retest. The corresponding decision was made by the International Olympic Committee, reads the official statement.
Athlete's tests exposed degidrohlormetiltestosteron (Turinabol) - a banned drug.
Except Olexander, the results of three more athletes were annulled: weightlifters Nurjan Taylan (Turkey), Hripsime Khurshudyan (Armenia), and a hammer thrower Pavel Krivitsky (Belarus), but none of them won a medal in the competition.
A 31-year-old Olexander Pyatnytsya threw a projectile at 84.51 meters in 2012, yield the championship to Keshorn Walcott (Trinidad and Tobago), but being ahead of Antti Ruuskanen of Finland. Most likely, Pyatnitsa's medal will go to Ruuskanen and Czech Vitezslav Vesely will receive bronze, who scored fourth.