12th June 2015

IWF suspends two weightlifters after positive tests

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has suspended Moldovan weightlifter Adrian Zbirnea and Colombian Jenny Fernanda Alvarez Caicedo after they both returned a positive A sample for anabolic agents. ‘The IWF reports that sample A of Mr. Adrian Zbirnea (MDA) has returned an Adverse Analytical Finding for (S1.1 Anabolic Agents) nandrolone’, read an IWF statement. ‘As a consequence, the athlete is provisionally suspended in view of a potential anti-doping rule violation’.

‘The IWF reports that sample A of Ms. Yenny Fernanda Alvarez Caicedo (COL) has returned an Adverse Analytical Finding for (S1.1 Anabolic Agents) boldenone’, read an IWF statement. As a consequence, the athlete is provisionally suspended in view of a potential anti-doping rule violation’. Both weightlifters have the right to request analysis of their B sample.

Zbirnea took silver at the April 2015 European Weightlifting Championships, Tbilisi, in the -105kg category. Alvarez Caicedo took bronze at the 2014 Almaty World Weightlifting Championships in both the 58kg snatch and clean and jerk category.

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