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SAMADOV Ibragim (1971) Russia / Weightlifting
Samadov, who somewhat lacked the sporting spirit, is one of the few athletes to have refused the medal he was offered. It is true that this Russian was awarded a bronze for lifting the same weight as his rivals on the two higher steps on the podium at Barcelona in 1992.The bone of contention was a point of rule that states that in a case of equality it is the weight-lifters' body weights that decide the outcome, and Samadov weight 50 grams more than his rivals!His refusal to accept the medal caused him to be banned from the games. He has since been suspended for life by the international federation.
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