CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (January 4) – United World Wrestling has suspended Iranian wrestler Bashir Asgari BABAJANZADEH and Azerbaijan’s Zubair DIBIROV for four years each following violations of the organization’s anti-doping policy.
Babajanzadeh suspension stems from an anti-doping violation at the 2016 Greco-Roman World Cup in Shiraz.
United World Wrestling administered an anti-doping test May 20 and had it processed through a WADA-accredited laboratory in Cologne, Germany. Babajanzadeh test indicated the presence of testosterone, which is an anabolic steroid on WADA’s 2016 List of Prohibited Substances. Babajanzadeh chose not to have his B sample examined.