Argentina’s Jorge Lencina has been disqualified from the men’s judo under 90 kilograms competition here at the Paralympic Games here after being provisionally suspended for an anti-doping rule violation.

Lencina, winner of a men’s 90kg bronze medal at London 2012 after finishing third in the men’s 81kg category at Beijing 2008, has returned an adverse analytical finding for clomiphene in a urine sample provided in an out-of-competition test on September 8 – two days before competing here.

The substance is included on the 2016 World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) 2016 Prohibited List under the category “S4.3 Hormone and metabolic modulators” and is prohibited at all times, both in and out of competition.

As a result of his violation, Lencina has had his seventh-place finish in the men’s under 90kg class disqualified.

The Parapan American Games champion, Argentina’s first and only athlete to compete at both the Olympics and Paralympics, has had his Rio 2016 accreditation withdrawn and has left the Paralympic Village according to the International Paralympic Committee.

He has been provisionally suspended with the case now transferred to the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA), the world governing body for Para-judo, to judge on the possible consequences after Rio 2016.

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Jorge Lencina, third from left, won men’s 90kg bronze at the London 2012 Paralympic Games

The 41-year-old is the second athlete to return an adverse analytical finding during Games time with Saudi Arabian powerlifter Mashal Alkhazai (36y) suspended for eight years earlier this week after failing for the steroid metenolone in a urine sample provided in an out-of-competition test on September 4. This was the second positive drugs test of his career. The International Paralympic Committee announced he is no longer eligible to compete in the +107kg class on Wednesday 14.

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Saudi Arabian powerlifter Mashal Alkhazai (36y) suspended for eight years earlier this week after failing for the steroid Metenolone.

Metenolone is also included on the 2016 WADA Prohibited List under the category “S1. Anabolic Agents” and is prohibited at all times, both in and out of competition.

As a result of his violation, Alkhazai will be ineligible from competition from September 11, the date of the decision, until September 12, 2024.

Like Lencina, he has had his Rio 2016 accreditation withdrawn and has left the Paralympic Village.

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The IPC also announced that Felipe Veloso da Silva, a Brazilian guide runner for T11 athlete Thalita Simplicio da Silva, has received a back-dated three-month suspension.

Veloso da Silva, who acts as a guide for T11 athlete Thalita Simplicio da Silva, returned an adverse analytical finding for tamoxifen in a urine sample provided on May 21 after competing at the Caixa Loterias Athletics Open Championships here.

Tamoxifen is included on the 2016 WADA Prohibited List under the category “S4. Hormone and Metabolic Modulators” and is prohibited at all times, both in and out of competition.

As a result of his violation, Veloso da Silva was made ineligible from competition for three months from May 21 to August 21.

All results achieved by Veloso da Silva and Simplicio da Silva from the date of the test onwards have been disqualified including forfeiture of any medals, points, records and prizes.

As IPC Athletics does not consider a guide to be an official competition partner for the discipline of long jump, Simplicio da Silva’s results in the long jump competition at the Caixa Loterias Athletics Open Championships will not be affected.

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