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25 April 2024, 09:52

Ex-S. Korean weightlifter Jeon Sang-guen to receive belated '12 Olympic bronze in Paris


SEOUL, 25 April (BelTA - Yonhap) - Former South Korean weightlifter Jeon Sang-guen will receive his belated 2012 London Olympic bronze medal this summer following the disqualification of a Russian athlete for a doping violation, the sport's national governing body said Tuesday.

The Korea Weightlifting Federation (KWF) said Jeon will be awarded his 2012 medal in the men's +105 kilograms event on Aug. 9 in Paris during the Olympics there.

Jeon originally finished in fourth place with a total of 436 kilograms. Ruslan Albegov of Russia had taken the bronze medal at 448 kilograms. 
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