The World Armwrestling Federation (WAF), reports that the sample of following athletes has returned an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) in connection with the 2023 antidoping testing program, in-competition, and out-of-competition. World Armwrestling & Para-Armwrestling Championships and out-of-competition testing for 2023.

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

2023 World Armwrestling & Para-Armwrestling Championships:

Gogita Khimshiashvili – Georgia

Gubaev Aslan – Germany

Karsybayev Galymzhan – Kazakhstan

Umarov Ismatullo – Tajikistan

Rustamov Abror – Uzbekistan

2023 European Armwrestling & Para-Armwrestling Championships :

Argvliani Lia – Georgia

Shoshiashvili Arsena – Georgia

Dragovidis Georgios – Greece

Scuratov Vasilii – Moldova

Third party Anti Doping Organizations (ADOs) provisional suspended athletes for Armwrestling in 2023:

2023 World Combat Games:

SportAccord / ITA

Yerdaulet Sarybay – Kazakhstan

ALD France

Anthony HOPE – France (09.12.2026)

Marek MAJAK – France (13.12.2026)

ANAD Romania

Adrian Lupse

Aprodu Catalin (01.11.2025)

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