WADA “concerned” by the non-sanction of Kamila Valieva after her positive test

But WADA said it was “concerned” by this decision of the Russian court and retains the right to appeal the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). No sanction was imposed by the court, with the exception of the cancellation of his results on the date of the sample, i.e. December 25, 2021.

WADA wanted a four-year ban

The young skater, aged 16 today, had been tested positive by the Russian anti-doping agency (Rusada) for a prohibited substance, trimetazidine, a result revealed during the Beijing Olympics, but had been authorized by the authorities. to compete, despite this positive test due to his young age (15 at the time).

The decision in this case follows WADA’s announcement on November 8, 2022 that following an unacceptable delay by RUSADA in rendering a decision in this case, the Agency had referred it directly to CAS. . In this referral, WADA requested a period of suspension of four years for the athlete. Following a full review of RUSADA’s decision, WADA will consider its next steps to ensure the matter is dealt with as expeditiously as possible and without further undue delay. “, indicates the AMA Friday in a press release.

No medals awarded in the team event of the 2022 Olympics

The Olympics which had however ideally started for Kamila Valieva, European champion 2022, with a team gold medal, embellished on her part with the first women’s quadruple jumps in Olympic history.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) had authorized her to continue to participate despite her positive control, citing her young age. After having managed to dominate the short program in a heavy climate, she had collapsed in the free program to finally finish at the foot of the podium and in tears. The International Olympic Committee did not award medals for the team event, pending the results of the investigation into the Valieva case.


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