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Uzbek gymnast fails drug test

ESPN staff
July 29, 2012 « London Olympics 2012 LIVE! | Chartbeat test »
Luiza Galiulina competed at the 2008 Games © PA Photos

Uzbek gymnast Luiza Galiulina has been provisionally banned from London 2012 after failing a drug test.

A urine sample from Galiulina, taken on July 25th, tested positive for furosemide - a diuretic that can be used as a masking agent, or for weight loss.

Galiulina, 20, competed at the 2008 Games but failed to get past the qualification stage in any of her four events.

On Saturday, it was announced that Albanian weightlifter Hysen Pulaku had been ejected from the Games after failing a drug test.

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