Alan Tsagaev

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Alan Tsagaev
Personal information
Born (1977-09-13) 13 September 1977 (age 42)
Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia–Alania, Russia
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight105 kg (231 lb)
Event(s)–105 kg
Updated on 26 July 2012.

Alan Tsagaev (Bulgarian spelling of name: Алан Цагаев) (born 13 September 1977) is a naturalized Bulgarian weightlifter of Ossetian origin who competed in the Men's 105 kg weight class at the 2000 Summer Olympics and won a silver medal, lifting 422.5 kg in total.

Tsagaev tested positive for a steroid in 2008, and therefore Bulgaria's weightlifting federation withdrew its team from the 2008 Summer Olympics. Eight members of the men's team and three women tested positive during out-of-competition tests conducted on 8 and 9 June. Apart from Tsagaev the athletes who tested positive were Ivailo Filev, Demir Demirev, Mehmed Fikretov, Ivan Stoitsov, Ivan Markov, Georgi Markov, Velichko Cholakov, Milka Maneva, Donka Mincheva and Gergana Kirilova.[1]