The World Armwrestling Federation (WAF), reports that the sample of following athletes has returned an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) in connection with the 2022 World Armwrestling & Para-Armwrestling Championships and out-of-competition testing for 2022.

As a consequence, the following athletes are provisionally suspended in view of a potential anti-doping rule violation:

WAF 2022:

  1. Li Alexendr – Kyrgyzstan
  2. Batista Cleiton – Brazil
  3. Iviyazi Kudatullo – Uzbekistan
  4. Duan Mohd – Malaysia
  5. Balsamello Rodolfo – Argentina
  6. Akil Mehmet – Turkiye
  7. Kendirci Mahmut – Turkiye

Third party Anti Doping Organizations (ADOs) provisional suspended athletes for Armwrestling in 2022:

French NADO:

  1. Anthony HOPE – USA
  2. Marek MAJAK – Poland
  3. Gogita KHIMSHIASHVILI – Georgia

Ukraine NADO:

  1. Maryna Shulika – Ukraine

Australian NADO:

  1. Barker Joshua – Australia
  2. Lachlan Carpenter – Australia

In any case where it is determined that the athlete did not commit an anti-doping rule violation, the relevant decision will also be published.

The WAF will not make any further comments on the case until it is closed.

WAF Anti-Doping Committee