The Russian skater was disqualified for two years for doping

The Russian skater was disqualified for two years for doping

In March 2019 Alexander Koshevaya won a bronze medal at the Universiade in Krasnoyarsk together with Dmitry Basenowym. It recognized the use of the drug, but added that he did not know about the ban on the use of


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The international skating Union (ISU) announced on the official website on the disqualification of the Russian figure skater Alexandra Mishka for violating anti-doping rules. 19-year-old athlete is suspended from participation in competitions for two years.

In the sample, put Mishka on 7 March 2019 during the Universiade in Krasnoyarsk, found the illegal drug torasemid. Disqualification, which is counted from the date of Deposit of samples, will end in March 2021.

At the Universiade Koshevaya paired with Basenowym won a bronze medal. Within 21 days of receipt of the reasoning of the decision on disqualification of the athlete can appeal to the court of arbitration for Sport. In case of rejection of the complaint, she will have to return the award.

In the press service of the ISU reported that all expenses of investigation and expenses of the antidoping laboratory shall reimburse the figure skating Federation of Russia (ffkr).

Koshevaya acknowledged the use of torasemid. According to female athletes, she took the drug to relieve swelling of the legs, but didn’t know what the torasemid among the banned world anti-doping Agency (WADA) substances.

Before taking the drug, Koshevaya with anybody did not consult. She refused an autopsy sample B.

On the stages of Grand Prix Koshevaya never played. Last season they Basenowym twice stood on the podium on stages of the Cup of Russia.

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