Athletistic/ Figure Skating. Kamila Valieva fans are expecting the figure skater’s doping case to finally be settled. On July 28, WADA President Vitold Banka made an important statement about this.

Banka said RUSADA will hold hearings on Kamila Valieva’s positive doping test case in the near future.

The WADA President noted that RUSADA had recently requested documents from WADA on the case, raising hopes that the hearings are close.

Valieva was charged with doping at the Beijing Winter Olympics. It turned out that the Russian woman’s test, which was taken on December 25, was positive. The figure skater allegedly used a banned substance – trimetazidine.

RUSADA has had six months to investigate the case, but the procedure could be extended. In addition, WADA reserves the right to refer the case to CAS.

Recall that at the 2022 Olympics in Beijing, Valieva helped the Russian national figure skating team win gold in team competitions. But because of the doping scandal, the allocation of athletes never took place.

Valieva started figure skating in Kazan at the age of 3.5. Her first coach was Ksenia Ivanova. The Valiev family moved to Moscow in 2012, and Kamila continued to practice figure skating at the Moskvich school.

From 2012 to 2018, the skater changed three coaches: until 2014 she studied with Marina Kudryavtseva, in 2014-2015 with Igor Lyutikov, and in 2015-2018 with Natalia Dubinskaya and Stanislav Kovalev.

Due to injury, the 2017/18 season turned out to be unsuccessful for Valieva. In the summer of 2018, she entered Sambo-70 in the group with Eteri Tutberidze.

Valieva is the first individual skater in figure skating history to score over 90 points in the short program, over 185 points in the free program and over 272 points overall in competitions under the auspices of the International Union skating. . At junior competitions, she broke the score records in the free program and in the total amount – 1 time. At adult competitions, she broke the score records in the short program – 2 times, in the free program and in the full amount – 3 times.

Current world record holder in short and free programs and total points.

The second figure skater in history (after Alexandra Trusova), who performed a quadruple sheepskin coat in competitions under the auspices of the International Skating Union. The second woman in history (after Sofya Akatieva) and the first among adults to land a triple axel and three quadruple jumps in one program.

As of February 17, 2022, he ranks 6th in the International Skating Union rankings.

Here’s what strangers are writing on social media about Valieva being accused of doping:

– It would be more expedient to introduce biological passports, since most doping in figure skating occurs during the training period …

Spring Klanac:
– She is by far the best we have ever seen in figure skating. As for his only positive test, which went so well just before the most important tournament of his career, I really wonder how it all ends, especially since doping in figure skating, as in gymnastics, is actually ineffective.

– I am very angry that Lausanne checked Valieva’s test so slowly. Had they done the research in a timely manner, Liza Tuktamysheva would have finally had her Olympic chance.

Corey Adkins:
– Why can’t all anti-doping laboratories and agencies use modern analytical methods suitable for the 21st century. Like examining hair samples? It takes a very long time. Or is it done on purpose?

Juan Antonio Moreno:
– I’m sorry about Valiev. But still interesting: if the B test turns out to be negative, will everyone be happy? After all, Sample A, which showed she trained under a banned drug, isn’t going anywhere. In any case, Valieva may be a star in Russia, but at what cost? As surprising as it may seem, I wonder how well it will be received abroad when they can leave Russia. Will the public forgive the madness and bad image his team has created for the sport?

Anna Walsh:
– You all have to stop putting pressure on Camila. It’s not her fault the adults got her addicted to illegal drugs. She’s still incredibly talented, but the Russian team should be stripped of their gold medals. However, I wish Valieva good luck and look forward to her new programs. Still, I can’t believe she can dope. It just doesn’t make sense when it comes to figure skating.

– To be honest, Camila is probably the best we’ve ever seen, despite her only positive test. She was in great shape. Why does she need some kind of dope?! She was rightly the big favorite. A very talented athlete. You can watch videos of her riding as a kid, she was always amazing. I’m not saying it’s okay! It’s just that I don’t think it’s fair to blame a 15 year old girl for something she probably didn’t even participate in (she’s underage so even though she gave verbal consent she’s the victim here). Eteri and the group of doctors she hangs around should be banned from working with children and athletes in general.

Debbie D:
– Now, knowing the rich doping history of Russian athletes in general and the grueling training Eteri girls go through, I can’t even look at Anna Shcherbakova, whom I loved more than Camila, without thinking about the drug cocktail that they could give sound. But what about Kolyada and other Russian guys we liked to watch? How did Nikita cope with performing at the Olympics with a serious back injury? I don’t like the idea of ​​skaters being drugged with painkillers, no matter what country they represent.

Andrei Lipatov, Sport.Ru