“Americans always want to make sure Russia is involved in something.” Gerboldt on “the Valiyeva case”

Former Russian figure skater Catherine Gerboldt told that there is nothing new in the statement of the head of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) Travis Tygart, the Americans still want to make sure that Russia is involved in something bad.

On Friday, the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) informed that it does not intend to announce the date of the hearing, the decision or other details in the case of figure skater Kamila Valieva. Tygart then criticized RUSADA for its decision not to disclose confidential information.

– I think that since the girl is a minor, she has the right to choose how this (announcement of RUSADA’s decision) will take place. Since we’re not allowed to participate anywhere in the world, it doesn’t really matter,” Gerboldt told .

– You are not sure that Valieva and other skaters will be able to participate in the World Championships in a few years?

– I want to believe that they will perform, but nobody knows today.

— USADA criticizes RUSADA and WADA. What does it say?

– Americans always want to make sure that Russia and Russian athletes are involved in something, pollute (their names) as much as possible. There is nothing new here.

– RUSADA will make an honest decision?

– Sure. This is their job and their task, and they are interested in understanding it all the way.

– No one on the Russian side will intentionally hide data?

– I do not think so. I don’t even entertain such a thought.

At the Beijing Winter Olympics, Valieva participated in team competitions, where the ROC team won the gold medal. The day after the free program “commander”, it became known that the illegal drug trimetazidine was discovered during the doping test of the figure skater passed at the championships of Russia in December 2021. On September 14, RUSADA announced that the investigation into the 16-year-old athlete’s case was over.

Source : MatchTV

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