Team GB wrestler Myroslav Dykun fails drug test

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Myroslav Dykun won Commonwealth Gold in 2010Getty Images

A top wrestler tipped to do well at London 2012 has failed a drugs test.

Myroslav Dykun was set to be one of the stars of Team GB's wrestling squad at the Olympics but now faces a two year ban from the sport.

Dykun won gold at the Commonwealth games and was seen as Britain's big chance of a wrestling medal.

He's now suspended until he has a second drugs test.

Blow for wrestling

If Dykun is banned - it will be a real blow for wrestling here.

Dykun won gold in the Commonwealth games for EnglandAP
Dykun won gold in the Commonwealth games for England

There are two types of wrestling in the Olympic games - Freestyle and Greco-Roman (the type Dykun competes in).

The British don't have a very good record in either.

The last time they won a medal was way back in 1984, when they took home a bronze.

Dykun was actually born in Ukraine, and was asked to come to Britain to set up a wrestling academy.

He's eligible to compete for the British team because he's lived here for long enough.