Two judokas promoted to silver

GUANGZHOU, China Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:21pm IST

South Korea's Kim Jae Bum (in blue) competes against Uzbekistan's Shokir Muminov in the men's judo -81kg event at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, November 14, 2010.   REUTERS/Jason Lee

South Korea's Kim Jae Bum (in blue) competes against Uzbekistan's Shokir Muminov in the men's judo -81kg event at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, November 14, 2010.

Credit: Reuters/Jason Lee

GUANGZHOU, China (Reuters) - Two bronze winners at the Asian Games judo tournament have had their medals upgraded to silver following the disqualification of Uzbekistan judoka Shokir Muminov for doping.

Muminov lost the gold medal bout to Kim Jae-bum in the men's 81kg on Sunday, but had the silver stripped after a banned stimulant was found in his urine sample.

Kazakh Islam Bozbayev and Masahiro Takamatsu will both take silver, while no bronze medal would be awarded, the Olympic Council of Asia said in a statement on Saturday.

Muminov was the first athlete caught for doping at the Nov. 12-27 Asian Games where half of the planned 1,500 tests have been performed. Some 10,000 athletes are competing in Guangzhou.

(Editing by Dave Thompson; To query or comment on this story email sportsfeedback@thomsonreuters.com)

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