World Anti-Doping Agency decides to appeal Baliyeva’s acquittal

The decision and level of punishment of Russian figure skater Kamila Balieva (17), who caused a doping scandal at last year’s Beijing Winter Olympics, has been placed in the hands of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

On the 22nd, major US media outlets, including USA Today and CNN, said, “The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has decided to appeal against the decision of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) that acquitted Balieva.” We requested that the suspension of the liver and invalidation of all competition results after December 24, 2021.”

Balieva drew attention as a candidate for the gold medal in women’s figure skating at the time of the Beijing Winter Olympics, but was embroiled in controversy when the banned drug trimetazidine was detected in a urine sample submitted on December 24, 2021. She was embroiled in a dispute over her eligibility after the fact became known during the Olympic Games, but the IOC allowed her to compete, citing that Baliyeva was a minor under the age of 16. However, Baliyeva, who lost her composure due to her doping controversy, only finished fourth, outside of her medal range.

Valiyeva said at the time, “Sharing a cup with her grandfather, who had a bad heart, made it seem like her grandfather was affecting my body with some of the ingredients in the medication she was taking.” she excused herself. However, controversy was added when it was revealed that the concentration of trimetazidine detected in Baliyeva’s doping sample was 2.1 ng (nanograms) per ml, 200 times that of a typical athlete. 토토사이트

Balieva is also the world record holder for women in figure skating. At her Grand Prix competition (Ros Telecom Cup) held in her country last year in 2021, she set her world record with a total of 272.71 points in the short program and free skating. However, she is emerging as a doping controversy and even the legitimacy of her world record is being questioned.

But she, Valiyeva, did not face any punishment. RUSADA, which dragged on her related investigation for nearly a year, last month acquitted Valiyeva, saying, “It is true that she violated doping-related regulations, but she told him that it is difficult to hold him accountable for her fault or negligence.” am. RUSADA only invalidated the contest results as of December 24, 2021, when Baliyeva’s doping sample was taken, and ruled that all other contest results were valid.

In this regard, WADA decided to appeal, saying, “We cannot accept RUSADA’s decision to grant Balieva indulgence.” “CAS needs to rectify the results through public hearings,” said Travis Tygart, head of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). he commented.

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