Turkmen wrestler Rustem Nazarov has been named as the first athlete at the Asian Games in Jakarta to test positive for using banned performance-enhancing drugs.
The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) said on August 24 that 24-year-old Nazarov, who lost in the quarterfinals of the 57-kilogram division, was disqualified from the competition after testing positive for the use of the banned substance diuretic furosemide in a test before the games.
The substance is used to eliminate water and salt from the body, which would have helped Nazarov lose weight and qualify for his weight class.
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