Official statement

January 19, 2021

On January 18, 2021 the Weightlifting Federation of the Republic of Kazakhstan received a notification from the International Testing Agency (ITA) to charge the athlete of the National Team of RoK Nijat Rahimov with violating anti-doping rules. During the investigation of the incident the athlete is temporarily suspended from all sports events and training camps.

Adhering to the policy of “zero tolerance” for doping the Weightlifting Federation of the RoK will provide all necessary support to the ITA in conducting an objective investigation. Also WFRK will provide legal assistance to our athlete if needed.