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14 Uzbek athletes were disqualified after being tested positive for prohibited substances in their blood in a doping test in 2021, the National Anti-Doping Agency under the Cabinet of Ministers (UzNADA) reported.

The following athletes were disqualified due to banned substances:

  • Akhroljon Farmonov - combat sambo (4 years);
  • Tursunbaev Iskander, Maftuna Ergasheva - in powerlifting (for 4 years);
  • Mukhlisa Abdullayeva - weightlifting (3 years);
  • Bekjon Chevarov - Para - athletics (for 3 years);
  • Diyorbek Urazboev (3 years old), Elbek Abdullaev - judo;
  • Madina Usmondzhanova (date unknown) - women's wrestling;
  • Fahriddin Khasanov - Thai boxing (4 years old);
  • Farrukh Iskandarov - basketball (4 years);
  • Daniil Yakovlev - water polo;
  • Sultanbek Elmuratov - Greco-Roman wrestling (4 years);
  • Davronbek Turgunov - cycling.

Doping tests of these athletes revealed such prohibited substances as meldonium, methasterone and its metabolites, as well as furosemide.

Maftuna Ismailova (weightlifting) was disqualified for 4 years due to the detection of prohibited substances in her blood - oxandrolone and stanozolol.

According to UzNADA, during the year, the agency plans to conduct about 660 doping tests at almost 68 sports competitions to be held in Uzbekistan.

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