Iranian canoeist joins Iran’s Rio delegate as 64

TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) – Iran’s Adel Mojallali, who was after the Kazakh paddler at qualification events, earned ticket to Rio 2016 after the Kazakh canoeist tested positive in doping examination.

Iran’s team in Olympic Games will be joined by a canoe sprint athlete at Rio 2016 after a paddler from Kazakhstan was thrown out following positive doping tests.

Iran’s Adel Mojallali ranked after the Kazakh canoeist at qualification events and the International Canoe Federation (ICF) officially announced the removal of Kazakh athlete and reallocation of quota for Iranian canoeist. The 23-years-old Mojallali as the 64th member of Iran’s athlete delegate to Rio games is the first Iranian athlete of the field to compete at Olympic Games.

The ICF has also confirmed that four Kazakhstan athletes were banned for two years each after submitting positive tests for Methasterone, an oral anabolic steroid.

The banned substance was subsequently proven to have been consumed as part of a nutritional supplement, underlining the need for all athletes to be especially vigilant when consuming supplements.

The Rio 2016 canoe sprint events run from August 15-20 at the Lagoa Stadium.

Since the 1936 Summer Olympics, canoeing has been part of the Olympic Games.

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