OCA adjusts Incheon Asian Games medal table
Olympic Council of Asia today has confirmed the final version of 2014 Incheon Asian Games medal table after the official conclusion of two anti-doping cases related to the games.
Park Tae Hwan, who became South Korea's first-ever Olympic swimming champion, tested positive for Nebido, more commonly known as injectable testosterone, which is prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) as it strengthens muscles. He has been suspended from the sport starting retroactively from Sept. 3 2014, the day his samples were collected.
Park Tae Hwan has participated in 6 events in 2014 Incheon Asian Games swimming competition, Men’s 4x 100 M Medley relay Final (3rd place); Men’s 100m Freestyle Final (2nd place); Men’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Final (3rd place); Men’s x 200m Freestyle Relay Final (3rd place); Men’s 200m Freestyle Final (3rd place), Men’s 400m Freestyle Final (3rd place).
According to OCA, FINA and WADA anti-doping regulation, the following decisions have been confirmed after Park’s legal appeal period expired:
1) All medals attained have been withdrawn and adjustment has been made to medal table.
2) As per to medley relay and relay discipline, the team has been disqualified from the competition with all resulting consequences including forfeiture of any attained medal, points, and prizes, and adjustment has been mad accordingly.
The adjustments have only changed the medal numbers of China, Republic of Korea, Japan, Uzbekistan, Hong Kong and Singapore National Olympic Committee, but not the ranking. The revised 2014 Incheon Asian Games swimming competition medalists list and official medal table are attached in this email.
The medal table also reflects the change of Chinese women's hammer thrower athlete Zhang Wenxiu had her 2014 Asian Games gold medal reinstated early this month.
For more information, please contact:
Jeans Zhou Jian
OCA Media Manager
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