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Egyptian weightlifter Tarek Yehia awarded 2012 Olympic bronze medal

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Posted on June 17, 2016

Tarek Yehia Weightlifting

Egyptian weightlifter has been awarded a 2012 Olympic bronze medal.

The news comes after the International Olympic Committee reanalysed drugs tests from certain athletes, discovered that Russian athlete Apti Aukhadov had used banned substances and was thus suspended.

This meant that Tarek Yehia who finished fourth in the London 2012 Olympic games in the 85kg clean and jerk category would be awarded third place.

The findings give Egypt their third medal of the 2012 Olympics after wrestler Karam Gaber and fencer Alaaeldin Abouelkassem were both silver medals.

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