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CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (AP) — World champion wrestler Taleb Nematpour of Iran has been provisionally suspended by the sport's governing body after failing an anti-doping test.
The 29-year-old Nematpour tested positive for the banned anabolic steroid trenbelone at the Greco-Roman World Cup on May 23 in Tehran.
FILA says on Thursday the B sample also gave a positive result.
Nematpour has been provisionally suspended from any wrestling activity and faces a two-year competition ban pending a final ruling by FILA.
Nematpour won gold in the Greco-Roman 84 kilogram class at last year's world championships.
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