IPF Suspends 6 Lifters
The IPF has suspended six lifters for violating its anti-doping rules. The suspended include American Stephen Rios, who was 18 at the time he tested positive at the September 2008 Sub-Junior World Championships. Rios initially won a gold medal for the first place American team. The U.S. team still pulled out the win, by a single point, after Rios was removed from the scoring. Rios' suspension ends on September 1, 2010.
Also suspended was 2009 Bench Press Worlds gold medalist Yulia Tachytskaya from Belarus.
Argentina's Marcos Martinez failed an out-of-competition test. He was the only failure of 16 tested in the large OCT blitz.
Peru's Lorenzo Quesada was suspended for violation of rule 14.10.2 (violating the rules or disobedience towards his national federation or any official in the execution of his duties).
IPF suspension list (pdf).