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.
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Headlines around the world described Ilya Ilyin as a "horse-meat powered Kazakh" after he won his second Olympic gold medal at London 2012.
Kazakhstan Weightlifting Federation (WFRK) secretary general Aldiyar Nuralinov has claimed there is a lot of support for their decision to challenge the qualifying system for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
On the day after his two-year suspension ended Ilya Ilyin, the weightlifter who forfeited two Olympic gold medals because of doping, has publicly declared his intent to compete at Tokyo 2020.