By Paul Osborne

Two powerlifters have been sususpended by the IPC for failing anti-doping tests ©Getty ImagesThe International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has revealed the names of two powerlifters who have been fined and suspended for separate anti-doping rule violations.

Russia's Ilfat Mukhatarov and Colombia's Ivan Palacios were the two athletes named by the IPC for violations at the IPC Powerlifting World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and 2014 Para South American Games in Santiago, Chile.

Mukhatarov tested positive for Indapamide in a urine sample provided on April 4 during an out of competition test ahead of the World Championships.

The substance is included on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) 2014 Prohibited List under the category S5 Diuretic and Masking Agents and is prohibited both in and out of competition.

As a result the Russian will be ineligible from competition for two years from April 4 and fined €1,500 (£1,191/$2,041).

Palacios tested positive for Chlorothiazide and Hydrochlorothiazide in a urine sample provided on March 28, after he had competed at the Para South American Games in Santiago.

As with Inapamide, Chlorothiazide and Hydrochlorothiazide is on WADA's Prohibited List both in and out of competitions.

After an appeal, the Hearing Panel was satisfied that Palacios had taken the substance for legitimate medical purposes and not to enhance his performance.

His suspension and fine were therefore reduced to one year beginning on March 28, and €750 (£596/$1,021).

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