Two Kazakh weightlifters who were stripped of Olympic gold medals took the first step towards competing at Tokyo 2020 by posting wins at their National Championships, their first competitive action since they were both suspended for two years in June 2016.
Kazakh weightlifter Ilya Ilyin has claimed "I will be the next" after three of the country's weightlifters were handed bans following positive drug tests from the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Three Kazakhstan weightlifters have been stripped of their gold medals from the London 2012 Olympics after being among the latest eight athletes to be retrospectively disqualified from the Games.
Russia could gain three gold medals after all four Kazakh weightlifting champions fail London 2012 doping tests
All four Kazakhstan weightlifting gold medal winners at London 2012 have failed doping tests following re-analysis of samples, it has been announced today.
Two reigning Olympic weightlifting champions from Kazakhstan have reportedly tested positive following re-analysis of doping results.