The International Weightlifting Federation recently disqualified Belarusian weightlifter Vadim Likhorad. I did not use prohibited substances, Vadim Likhorad told Sputnik.
According to information International Weightlifting Federation, in the samples of the Belarusian weightlifter Vadim fever found dehydrochloromethyl-testosterone, which contributes to increased strength and muscle growth. The proceedings went on for over a year. Verdict: disqualification before 26 January 2024 of the year.
Fever noted, that he has not performed anywhere for over a year and says, that you have not used a prohibited substance.
“Not so simple, there are too many questions. for example, this drug has been discontinued, and it showed me. Although the whole team takes the same allowed additives. Then where is the dope in my blood?” – asked the athlete.
Now the athlete is looking for a job, he would like to stay in sports, but in Lida he was offered a coach's salary less 100 dollars a month.
“clear, that such money is impossible to live on. If I get my money back for the bronze medal of the World Championship in Ashgabat, it's worth a try. And, don't see the point”, – he added. According to Likhorad, he managed to receive less than half of the due payments.
Vadim Likhorad competed in the weight category 73 kilogram. He is the bronze medalist of the world and continental forums.
Past doping problems, the quota of Belarusians for participation in the Tokyo Olympics was cut to two people (one man and one woman).
A source: Satellite Belarus