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Kamila Valieva: Russian determine skater given four-year ban for doping

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Valieva examined optimistic for banned coronary heart remedy trimetazidine in December 2021.

She had change into an immediate world star as the primary feminine skater to land a quadruple leap at a Winter Olympics.

Russia gained gold within the workforce determine skating occasion on 7 February 2022, nevertheless it was introduced 4 days later that Valieva had failed a medicine check earlier than the Video games.

The pattern had been collected on 25 December on the Russian Determine Skating Championships in St Petersburg.

Valieva acquired a provisional ban however that was lifted by a courtroom and she or he was allowed to compete within the ladies’s singles occasion. Nonetheless, her efficiency featured a variety of falls and stumbles and she or he left the ice in tears.

A Rusada investigation then cleared her of deliberately doping, however Wada appealed towards that discovering at Cas, sport’s highest courtroom.

Wada and the Worldwide Skating Union (ISU) mentioned they had been “involved” by the choice and sought a four-year ban, and for all her outcomes from the date of the pattern assortment on 25 December 2021 to be expunged.

The ISU additionally known as on Cas to find out the ultimate outcomes of the workforce gold occasion in Beijing. Although Cas says that responsibility will now fall elsewhere, the US, who completed within the silver medal place, are set to be awarded gold, with Japan elevated to silver and Canada receiving bronze following their fourth-place end two years in the past.

The ISU subsequently raised the minimal age for rivals in senior occasions from 15 to 17 to guard skaters’ “bodily and psychological well being, and emotional well-being”.


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