Reigning World Champion Stripped of Asian Games Gold

first_imgThe 24-year-old, who clinched the gold medal in the 63kg class at last year’s World Wrestling Championships in Paris, is facing a lengthy ban from the sport.She becomes the second wrestler to be embroiled in a doping case stemming from the 2018 Asian Games.Turkmenistani wrestler Rustem Nazarov, who exited the tournament at the first-round stage, tested positive for furosemide, a masking agent, in a pre-competition urine test.Purevdorj, also the reigning Asian champion who competed for Mongolia at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, beat Kyrgyzstan’s Aisuluu Tynybekova to secure the Asian Games title.In a statement, the OCA said the Mongolian athlete had been “found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation in an in-competition test conducted on August 20 and has accordingly been disqualified from the 18th Jakarta Palembang Asian Games 2018”.“Her results during the competition held on the 20th August 2018 has been annulled,” the OCA said.The news comes after insidethegames revealed last month that wrestlers accounted for six of the 10 positive doping cases that resulted from the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Turkmenistan’s capital Ashgabat.Four Mongolian wrestlers also failed drugs test at an event in the country last December.Increasing awareness of anti-doping was said to be a key priority for the OCA at the 2018 Asian Games, where German company Professional Worldwide Controls administered the drugs testing system.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Mongolian reigning world champion Orkhon Purevdorj has been stripped of the gold medal she claimed in the women’s 62 kilogramme event at the Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang after she tested positive for a banned substance.The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) confirmed Purevdorj had been disqualified as a result of the failed in-competition drugs test.Purevdorj tested positive for anabolic steroid during the Games in the two Indonesian cities, which concluded with the Closing Ceremony last Sunday Orkhon-Purevdorjlast_img read more

Morelli, Maier pick up MPSF awards

first_imgComing off a blowout of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and an upset of No. 2 California last week, the No. 3 men’s water polo team had a couple of players bring home hardware for their efforts in extending the Trojans’ win streak to 10 games.Junior driver Matteo Morelli was named the MPSF Player of the Week and freshman two-meter Matt Maier took home MPSF Newcomer of the Week honors. It is Morelli’s first selection as player of the week and Maier’s second honor as the top newcomer in the league for the week. Morelli was the star in the 10-6 win over Cal at Uytengsu Aquatics Center last Saturday, recording four goals, two assists and two steals. Morelli scored the game’s first goal three minutes in to set the tone, and then netted an insurance goal in the fourth quarter to give the Trojans a three-goal lead.The junior also had a hat trick against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps last Thursday, a 22-2 win for USC. Morelli recorded the first three goals of the game along with two assists and a steal. His 33 goals puts him second on team in scoring behind junior Blake Edwards, who has 36. Maier scored twice last week, once in each game. He had a goal and an assist in the win over Cal, with his goal putting USC ahead 5-3. He has 15 goals on the season, scoring in 11 games.The Trojans sport an 18-1 record and are perfect at home. They wrap up the regular season at home with games against San Jose State on Sunday and UCLA on Nov. 12.last_img read more