Kazakhs at Asian Games win five bronze medals

2nd Uzbek fails doping test

By Shakar Saadi


GUANGZHOU, China -- A second Uzbek athlete failed a doping test at the Asian Games, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported November 24, citing the Olympic Council of Asia.

Officials disqualified wrestler Jakhongir Muminov after he tested positive for methylhexaneamine. Fellow Uzbek Shokir Muminov (no relation) was disqualified November 19 and lost his judo silver for using the same substance.

Kazakhstan, which leads Central Asia with 52 total medals (seven gold), widened its lead over Uzbekistan (37 total, five gold). Kazakhstanis won five bronze medals November 24 in Women's 57-60kg Boxing, Men's +84kg Karate, Men's 75kg Boxing, and Men's Freestyle 66kg and 84kg Wrestling. Uzbekistan added bronze medals in Men's 60kg and 64kg boxing.

Tajikistan won bronze in Men's 91kg Boxing. Tajikistan, Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan have four medals (one gold) each. Afghanistan has one silver and one bronze medal.

China leads the medal count with 352 (173 gold).

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