The International Olympic Committee has required Armenian weightlifter Hripsime Khurshudyan to return the bronze medal of the 2012 London Olympic Games.
“It’s painful to return the medal four years later, a medal that had been won as a result of hard work, but there are rules we have to obey,” Hripsime told a press conference in Yerevan today.
As for her future plans, Khurshudyan said “everything depends on the decision of the International Olympic Committee.”
“There is no decision on the terms of disqualification. I will continue to train until the decision is made. If it is a long-term disqualification, I will end my career,” the weightlifter said.
Hripsime Khurshudyan said she would like to become an international referee in the future.