Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Cycling medalist Marcin Polak tests positive for doping

Polak, who the bronze medal he won in the men’s B 4,000 meters individual pursuit, tested positive for the banned endurance-booster EPO.

Poland's Marcin Polak, left, and his pilot Michal Ladosz pose with their bronze medal during the victory ceremony for the Cycling Track men's B 4000m Individual Pursuit, at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.   -  AP

Tokyo Paralympics medalist Marcin Polak of Poland has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for doping, the International Cycling Union said Friday.

Polak tested positive for the banned endurance-booster EPO in a sample taken in Poland three weeks before the Tokyo Paralympics opened.

He could be stripped of the bronze medal he won in the men’s B 4,000 meters individual pursuit on Wednesday — the day the testing laboratory in Warsaw notified the UCI of the positive test.

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More of Polak’s previously taken samples have also tested positive for EPO, the UCI said of findings reported by the Polish anti-doping agency.

Polak, a former world champion in road and track events, was due to compete Saturday in the men’s B 1,000 meters time trial.

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