Russian Figure Skating Prodigy Tests Positive for Banned Drug at Olympics: Report

Kamila Valieva
Kamila Valieva responds after her efficiency in the Beijing Olympics, February 7,2022 (Aleksandra Szmigiel/Reuters)

Kamila Valieva, the 15-year-old Russian figure skater prodigy, supposedly stoppedworking a drug test priorto the group competitors at the Olympics in Beijing.

As a result, the medal event for the occasion hasactually been postponed, the International Olympic Committee revealed in a press conference. The sports site Inside the Games initially recognized Valieva as the transgressor and Reuters lateron validated the report. The International Skating Union had stated the stalling was due to a legal concern.

Valieva endedupbeing the veryfirst female skater to land a quad dive in the Olympics throughout her totallyfree skate program on Monday and was important to Russia’s win in the group occasion. The Russian group bested the United States and Japan. She likewise led the ladies’s songs standings in both the brief program and complimentary skating.

Russian professionalathletes at the Beijing Games are representing the Russian Olympic Committee, rather than the country, without their flag and nationwide anthem, duetothefactthat of charges for previous drug offenses.

Some had hypothesized that the drug that Valieva presumably consumed was trimetazidine, a medication that dealswith chest discomfort and helps with the cardiovascular system. The World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) lists trimetazidine as a metabolic modulator unlawful for competitors.

Valieva is technically a “Protected Person” under the World Anti-Doping Code, which specifies that “an professionalathlete who at the time of the anti-doping guideline offense: has not reached the age of sixteen,” according to Inside the Games. Given that she is 15, her recognize needto be hidden if it’s identified she devoted a drug offense.

“The ITA is conscious of the numerous reports distributing relatingto the delayed medal event for the figure skating group occasion at the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022,” the International Testing Agency (ITA), which is accountable for drug screening professionalathletes at the competition said in a declaration.

The firm dismissed reports and advised individuals to wait for an authorities declaration priorto reaching conclusions.

“Any statement linked to these occasions would constantly be openly released on the ITA’s site and not commented on otherwise. No such statement hasactually been released to date,” it included.

The International Olympic Committee and the International Skating Union likewise decreased to remark on the circumstance.

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