Weightlifter becomes Rio 2016's first stripped medallist

Kyrgyzstan weightlifter Izzat Artykov has become the first athlete to be stripped of his Rio 2016 medal after a positive drugs test.

Kyrgyzstan weightlifter Izzat Artykov has lost his bronze medal. Credit: Reuters

Artykov, who claimed bronze in the men's 69 kg competition, tested positive for strychnine, the Court of Arbitration for Sport announced.

The body said it was the duty of the weightlifting federation and the International Olympic Committee to reallocate his medal and amend the official rankings.