Jeon Sang-gyun Promoted to Bronze Medal in Weightlifting

Jeon Sang-gyun Promoted to Bronze Medal in Weightlifting at 2012 London Olympics Due to Russian Doping

Jeon Sang-gyun (42) becomes the real owner of the Olympic bronze medal for the first time in 12 years.

The Korea Weightlifting Federation announced on the 23rd,

“Jeon Sang-gyun’s bronze medal win in the men’s heavyweight class (+105 kg or more) at the 2012 London Olympics has been confirmed.”

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) sent a letter to the Korean Sports Council on the 21st of last month informing the reallocation of Jeon Sang-gyun’s medal,

and the Korea Weightlifting Federation also confirmed Jeon Sang-gyun’s Olympic bronze medal transfer last week.

The Korea Weightlifting Federation announced, “The medal award ceremony will be held at the 2024 Paris Olympics. 바카라사이트

The ceremony is scheduled for August 9.”

In the men’s 105kg and over weightlifting class at the 2012 London Olympics,

Jeon Sang-gyun lifted a total of 436kg and came in 4th place, unfortunately failing to stand on the podium.

However, Russia’s Ruslan Albegov, who lifted a total of 448 kg at the time,

was suspended as an athlete for violating doping tests in 2017 and 2019.

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) began deleting Albegov’s international competition records on March 15, 2022, and also deleted Albegov’s ‘London Olympic records’ on March 21 of this year.

Korean weightlifters regained three London Olympic medals through ‘post-doping testing’.

In the women’s heaviest weight class (over 75 kg), Jang Mi-ran,

the current 2nd Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, was promoted from 4th to 3rd.

The record was corrected, but Vice Minister Jang has not yet received the bronze medal.

Kim Min-jae, who competed in the men’s 94kg class, placed 8th, but the samples of Ilya Ilyin (Kazakhstan),

Aleksandr Ivanov (Russia), and Anatoly Siriku (Moldova),

who won gold, silver, and bronze medals at the time, all contained banned substances.

The 4th, 6th, 7th, and 11th places also tested positive for doping and were promoted to ‘silver medalists.’

In October 2019, the IOC handed over the ‘London Olympics silver medal’ to Kim Min-jae, the ‘real medal owner’.

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