Zhurova hopes for pardon or minimal disqualification for Kamila Valieva

Olympic champion, State Duma deputy Svetlana Jourova expressed the hope that the Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva will not be disqualified for a long period of time.

On Tuesday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) began closed-door hearings on appeals from the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), the International Skating Union (ISU) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). against the decision of RUSADA in the athlete’s case.

“It all depends on the punishment that can be given to him.” Moreover, a certain period of disqualification has already passed. In such cases, the athlete is either pardoned or given a minimum sentence – which has already been imposed. She continues to train and overall has nothing to lose, nothing changes for her – she will train and perform. If they give him four years, please forgive me, but four years are given to true repeat doping offenders who have taken anabolic steroids by the handful. This is not a microdose of a drug that we don’t know exactly how it got into the body.

It’s a closed meeting, we won’t know much. In all cases, explanations will still be given on how the substance entered his body. There are so many cases when in such situations the case was not even submitted to arbitration, everything was decided at the level of the medical commission, ”Jourova is quoted in Gazeta.Ru.

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. The Court of Arbitration for Sport allowed the Russian to participate in the individual competitions of the Games, where she took fourth place. However, the award of the winners of the team tournament has not yet taken place due to the investigation.

The closed CAS hearings on the Valieva case will take place on September 26, 27, 28 as well as September 29 (if necessary).


Source : MatchTV

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