LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Court of Arbitration for Sport has extended a doping ban on former European champion wrestler Anzor Boltukayev of Russia.
CAS upheld an appeal by the World Anti-Doping Agency that the original 10-month suspension handed to Boltukayev for doping at last year's European championship was too lenient.
He's now banned for two years, but has already served the original 10-month suspension. That means he will be able to return to the sport in time for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
Boltukayev won the 2016 European title but was stripped of his silver medal at last year's championships in Serbia after testing positive for the banned substance higenamine, which is found in some fat-burning food supplements.
Riza Yildirim of Turkey won the gold, while Boltukayev's ban meant Alexander Hushtyn of Belarus and Elizbar Odikadze of Georgia were elevated to the silver and bronze medals respectively.