â¢ MenâsÂ 85 kg: Two-time silver medalist and world record-holder Andrei Rybakou of Belarus
â¢ Menâs 94 kg: Bronze medalist Khadzhimurat Akkayev of Russia (also silver medalist in 2004)
â¢ Menâs 105 kg: Bronze medalist Dmitry Lapikov of Russia
All 11 might be removed of the medals, pending an Worldwide Olympic Committee ruling. All of them remainÂ suspended because the IWFÂ reviews each situation,Â along with four others whose 2008 retests emerged positive, including 2012 Olympic medalists Iryna Kulesha of Belarus and Maiya Maneza of Kazakhstan.
[Related: The very first Rio de Janeiro Olympian continues to be removed of the medal for doping]
The IWF suspended ten more weightliftersÂ from the 2008 Beijing Games, five who were medalists, duringÂ earlier retests, and Turkeyâs Sibel Ozkan continues to be removed of her 48-kilogram silver medal, perÂ the AP. None of Team USAâs six weightlifters carried out in the very best five associated with a weight class in 2008.
Liu, whoÂ alsoÂ won the 69-kilogram weight class at theÂ 2004 Athens Olympic games,Â tested positive for that stimulantÂ sibutramine too. She set three world records during her Olympic performance in 2008.
Kyrgyzstanâs Izzat Artykov was the very first athleteÂ to be removed of the medal in the Rio de Janeiro Olympic games, losing his bronze in menâs weightlifting after testing positive for strychnine a week ago.
Eight otherÂ medalists in the 2008 Summer time Olympic games retestedÂ positive for anabolic anabolic steroids:
â¢ Womenâs 53 kg: Bronze medalist AnastasiaÂ Novikova of Belarus
â¢ Womenâs 63 kg: Silver medalist Irina Nekrasova of Kazakhstan
â¢ Womenâs 69 kg: Bronze medalist Natalya Davydova of Ukraine
â¢ Womenâs 75 kg: Bronze medalist Mariya Grabovetskaya of Kazakhstan
â¢ Womenâs +75 kg: Silver medalist Olha Korobka of Ukraine
China again brought the medal count in weightlifting only at that summerâs Olympics, recording five golds and 7 overall. Kazakhstan and Belarus combined for seven weightlifting medals in Rio de Janeiro. Russian weightlifters were banned in the Rio Olympic games because of condition-backed doping charges.
China centered female weightlifting in the 2008 Beijing Olympic games, recording four from the sportâs seven gold medals, but three of individuals champions âÂ Cao Lei, Chen Xiexia and Liu Chunhong â all examined positive for hormone growth stimulant GHRP-2, based on the IWF,Â via the Connected Press.
Carrying out a retest of samples in the 2008 SummerÂ Games,Â the Worldwide Weightlifting Federation publishedÂ the names of 15 competitors who examined positive for banned substances, includingÂ three Olympic champions and eight other people who might be removed of the medals.