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

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

Even though it has been confirmed that Chamizo failed a drug test, it is unclear what substance he was taking or by how substantially he failed the test. Eurosport speculates that his low suspension duration may perhaps be the outcome of low percentages of the illegal substance.

Chamizo’s run at the 2022 Planet Championships incorporated 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 Planet champion and an Olympic bronze medalist. The 2022 Planet Bronze would have been Chamizo’s 6th Planet or Olympic medal all round. He has also placed 5th at each the Planet Championships and Olympic Games. Under is a list of his 5 remaining medals.

2010 – 55kg Planet Bronze (Cuba)

2015 – 65kg – Planet Gold

2016 – 65kg – Olympic Bronze

2017 – 70kg – Planet Gold

2019 – 74kg – Planet Silver

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