“If I were defending Valieva, I would refer to the fact that the dose of trimethadizine was minimal and played no role” – Dobrovinsky

Lawyer Alexander Dobrovinsky told that if he defended Kamila Valieva before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), she would refer to the fact that the dose of the banned drug was minimal and had played no role in obtaining the result.

On Tuesday, the CAS began hearings into Valieva’s doping case. The appeals of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), the International Skating Union (ISU) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) against the decision of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) in the case of athlete were previously grouped into one procedure. The CAS closed hearings will take place on September 26, 27, 28 and 29 (as applicable). Valieva, 17, is expected to participate in the hearing via video link.

“If I had defended Valieva’s interests in court, I would have taken a completely different position. I would refer to the fact that the dose of doping was so minimal that it wore off very quickly. Secondly, with the help of specialists, it is possible to prove that he did not play any role in achieving the sports result. It is enough to attract qualified chemical laboratories capable of carrying out relevant research. In addition, it was necessary for a long time to submit an application to WADA to recognize the lack of influence of microdoses of trimethadizine on sports performance, Dobrovinsky told .

Valieva at the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing helped the Russian team win gold in the team competition. Before the personal tournament, it became known that the banned drug trimetazidine was found during the doping test of the figure skater of the Russian championship. In this regard, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) declared the results of the Olympic team tournament preliminary and postponed the award ceremony to the winners of the competition until the investigation into the matter is completed. The CAS admitted the Russian to the individual competitions of the Games, where she took fourth place.

In January, it became known that the anti-doping disciplinary committee of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (DAK RUSADA) canceled Valieva’s result at the 2022 Russian Championship and concluded that the skater committed a violation of anti-doping rules, but it was “not her fault or negligence. Subsequently, RUSADA, WADA and ISU appealed the decision of RUSADA’s CAD to CAS. WADA demands that the Russian be suspended for four years.

Source : MatchTV

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