Russian biathlete lost the maximum quota in the world Cup
The quota of female Russian national team on biathlon world Cup races next season will be reduced from six to five athletes, reports TASS with reference to the international biathlon Union (IBU). This is due to the cancellation of the results Margarita Vasilyeva, which is suspended for a year and a half for violating anti-doping rules.
Vasilyeva had the opportunity to appeal the decision on suspension in the court of arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, but she has refused to appeal. «We can confirm that a verdict has entered into force and Margarita Vasileva will lose points in accordance with the decision of the anti-doping Commission,» said IBU.
The organization canceled all the results Vasilyeva from 4 February 2019. Including Russia lost points won in the relay races in Canmore of the canadian and American salt lake city, in which participated 28-year-old athlete. Because of this women’s team lost their place in the top five strongest teams and lost the maximum quota.
The IBU has announced the disqualification Vasilyeva in mid-September. Athlete punished for missing three doping tests during the extra competitive period for 12 months. The period of Ineligibility begins on September 17, 2019.
In March 2019 Vasilyev was found guilty of three missed doping tests and banned from participation in competitions. This did not allow the athlete to perform at the world Cup in Ostersund, Sweden. Vasiliev tried to prove the Independent anti-doping testing Agency (ITA), I accidentally missed a third doping test, but her explanations were not accepted.
Last season, Vasiliev made his debut in the world Cup. In January of 2019 in Oberhof she won the gold medal in relay in the national team of Russia. The best result of the athletes in the individual races is 13th place in the sprint at the world Cup in Slovenian Pokljuka.