Doping-Russia's 2012 wrestling gold medallist Makhov gets four-year ban

FILE PHOTO: Bilyal Makhov of Russia celebrates his victory over Artur Taymazov of Uzbekistan in their 120 kg men's free style gold medal match at the World Wrestling Championships in Moscow September 12, 2010. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

(Reuters) - Russian wrestler Bilyal Makhov, who won a gold medal in the 120kg freestyle competition at the London Olympics, has been banned for four years for an anti-doping violation, the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) said.

The 34-year-old's suspension was backdated to Jan. 27, 2020, it said in a statement

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