FILE PHOTO: Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Video games – Biking Monitor – Males’s B 4000m Particular person Pursuit Remaining – Gold – Izu Velodrome, Shizuoka, Japan – August 25, 2021. Marcin Polak of Poland in motion REUTERS/Thomas Peter
August 27, 2021
PARIS (Reuters) – Polish observe bike owner Marcin Polak, who gained a bronze medal on the Paralympic Video games in Tokyo, has been provisionally suspended after testing optimistic for the banned blood booster EPO (erythropoietin), the Worldwide Biking Union (UCI) mentioned on Friday.
“The rider has been provisionally suspended pending the ultimate adjudication of the matter. He’s thus not allowed to take part within the Males’s B 1000m time trial of the Paralympic Video games Tokyo 2020 scheduled for 28 August 2021,” the UCI mentioned in an announcement.
“The implications on the bronze medal he obtained within the Males’s B 4000m particular person pursuit of the Paralympic Video games Tokyo 2020 will likely be decided by the related disciplinary panel.”
Polak, 38, gained his bronze medal on Wednesday.
He additionally claimed two time trial world titles in 2015 and 2017, and gained a person pursuit world title on the observe in 2019.
(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Enhancing by Toby Chopra)