Apti Aukhadov

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Apti Aukhadov
Personal information
Native name Апти Аухадов
Nationality Russian
Born (1992-11-18) 18 November 1992 (age 25)
Urus-Martan, Chechnya, Russia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb)
Country  Russia
Sport Olympic weightlifting
Event(s) –85 kg
Coached by Khamzat Aukhadov, Gennady Anikanov

Apti Khamzatovich Aukhadov (Russian: Апти Хамзатович Аухадов, born 18 November 1992) is a Russian weightlifter competing in the 85 kg category. He is of Chechen descent.


Aukhadov was the world junior champion in 2010 and won silver at the 2011 European Weightlifting Championships.[1][2] He initially was awarded the silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the men's 85 kg category with a total of 385 kg.[3] Aukhadov took gold at the 2013 World Weightlifting Championships with a combined total of 387 kg.[4]

In June 2016, following the Russian doping scandal, it was announced by IWF that retests of the samples taken from the 2012 Olympics indicated that Aukhadov had tested positive for prohibited substances, namely Dehydrochloromethyltestosterone and Drostanolone. If confirmed, Aukhadov faced losing his Olympic medal and all results and medals earned from the date of the sample in 2012 to 2016.[5] In October 2016, he was stripped of his Olympic medal.[6][7]


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