European weightlifting champion Dmytro Chumak has been provisionally suspended over allegations he tried to bribe his means out of a doping check within the run-up to the Tokyo Olympics, the Worldwide Testing Company stated Saturday.
The Ukrainian weightlifter was thought-about a medal contender for the Tokyo video games after he received the European title within the 109-kilogram class in April. That was his third profession continental gold medal.
The ITA, which handles drug testing for the Worldwide Weightlifting Federation, alleged that Chumak was requested for a drug testing pattern on Could 6 and “refused to supply a pattern, tried to evade and bribe the Doping Management Officers that had been conducting the testing mission.”
Chumak has been suspended till he faces a listening to on fees of utilizing or making an attempt to make use of a banned substance, tampering with the anti-doping course of and refusing to provide a pattern. His coach Mykhailo Matsokha can also be suspended over the incident.
The Tokyo Olympics open on July 23.
Weightlifting has battled widespread steroid use for many years and has seen dozens of main athletes suspended for doping offenses on the Olympics and different main occasions.