Russian wrestler Khasan Baroev, who was as of recently stripped of his 2008 Olympic silver medal by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), said he will go to court to the petition of against the choice.
On Thursday, the IOC had issued an official articulation saying it disqualified Khasan Baroev from the 2008 Beijing Olympics in which he took silver in the men's 120kg Greco-Roman wrestling occasion after reanalysis of his samples from the Olympics brought about a positive test for restricted turinabol. The ten medalists who contended in weightlifting, wrestling and games were altogether found to have taken banned substances in the wake of retesting of tests. They were among an aggregate of 16 competitors named in the most recent group of exclusions from the Games. No gold awards were stripped.
Not long after that Baroev said that he would not go to court.
"I have altered my opinion, I will battle for myself and for my medal, and I will go to court," he told Tass.
Three more Russian competitors are on the IOC list. Weightlifters Khadzhimurat Akkaev and Dmitry Lapikov have been stripped of bronze awards for testing positive for the denied substance turnable. The IOC has additionally disqualified Elena Slesarenko, who completed fourth in the ladies' high seize the Beijing Olympics.