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Frank Chamizo Stripped Of 2022 Globe Bronze Medal Due To Failed Drug Test


Mar 16, 2023

Frank Chamizo has reportedly been stripped of his 2022 Globe Bronze medal and offered a 3-month suspension right after failing a drug test following September’s Globe Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. According to a Eurosport post published right now, Chamizo has currently served that suspension. As a outcome of this suspension, Turkey’s Soner Demirtas is now a 2022 Globe Bronze medalist at 74 kg.

Whilst it has been confirmed that Chamizo failed a drug test, it is unclear what substance he was taking or by how a great deal he failed the test. Eurosport speculates that his low suspension duration could be the outcome of low percentages of the illegal substance.

Chamizo’s run at the 2022 Globe Championships integrated victories more than Giorgi Sulava of Georgia, Seungbong Lee of Korea, Hetik Cabolov of Serbia, and new bronze medalist Soner Demertas of Turkey. He fell in the semifinals to silver medalist Tajmuraz Salkazanov of Slovakia.

Chamizo, the Cuban-born Italian, is a two-time Globe champion and an Olympic bronze medalist. The 2022 Globe Bronze would have been Chamizo’s 6th Globe or Olympic medal general. He has also placed 5th at each the Globe Championships and Olympic Games. Beneath is a list of his 5 remaining medals.

2010 – 55kg Globe Bronze (Cuba)

2015 – 65kg – Globe Gold

2016 – 65kg – Olympic Bronze

2017 – 70kg – Globe Gold

2019 – 74kg – Globe Silver