Russian determine skater Kamila Valieva mentioned that she was emotionally uninterested in the doping scandal, by which she discovered herself on the Beijing Olympics.
“As of late have been very exhausting for me, there should not sufficient feelings. I’m glad, however I’m emotionally drained. There are tears of happiness and grief slightly. However, after all, I’m glad to be on the Olympics. I’ll attempt to characterize our nation and I hope that I shall be as motivated as doable to point out an excellent consequence,” mentioned Valieva.
In response to the athlete, she noticed all the great needs, and even banners in her assist within the streets of Moscow.
“It is rather good, in such a tough time, this assist is essential to me. I assumed I’d be alone, however my shut folks won’t ever depart me,” Kamila Valieva mentioned.
She additionally spoke about CAS hearings:
“I used to be there for seven hours, we had one break for 20 minutes, and I used to be sitting and watching. It was very tough. Apparently, this is likely one of the phases that I’ve to undergo,” Valieva mentioned.
Kamila Valieva’s mom: Grandfather may very well be responsible
Kamila Valieva’s mom Alsu Valieva and lawyer Anna Kozmenko spoke at courtroom in the course of the hearings of the skater’s case. They mentioned that the focus of trimetazidine, which was discovered within the athlete’s doping pattern, was negligibly small. It was her grandfather, who might have brought about the substance to finish up in Kamila’s physique, they mentioned. He may allegedly drink one thing from a glass, having left traces of his saliva on the glass earlier than Kamila drank from the glass as effectively.
Kamila’s grandfather has a synthetic coronary heart: he takes the drug when he hears noises in it. Kamila’s grandfather lives 40 kilometers from the athlete’s home in Moscow. He takes his granddaughter to coaching classes every single day or stays together with her at instances whereas her dad and mom should not at dwelling.
Specialists don’t imagine this model. Trimetazidine comes obtainable in film-coated tablets or capsules. The drug can solely dissolve within the intestines. The one option to switch the lively substance to a different particular person is thru vomiting, specialists imagine.
Kamila Valieva: The most important star of the Beijing Olympics
As a part of the Russian crew, Kamila Valieva gained the crew event on the Beijing Olympics. After the top of the competitors, it turned recognized that there was a banned substance present in her doping take a look at (the pattern was taken again in December 2021). Valieva needed to search admission to the private event in Beijing via the Courtroom of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
The Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC), the World Anti-Doping Company (WADA) and the Worldwide Skating Union (ISU) filed appeals in opposition to the choice of the Russian Anti-Doping Company (RUSADA) to carry non permanent suspension from Valieva. The CAS sided with the 15-year-old determine skater.
The IOC introduced on February 14 that the awards ceremony following the crew event in Beijing wouldn’t happen as a consequence of the truth that Valieva’s case had not been closed but. The CAS decided solely in relation to the skater’s admission; the courtroom didn’t contemplate the medals situation. RUSADA will deal with additional proceedings on Valieva’s doping take a look at.
If Kamila Valieva will get on the rostrum within the particular person event, which is able to happen on February 15 and 17, there will even be no awards ceremony held both.
Irina Rodnina: Why does Russia make such large errors?
Irina Rodnina, a three-time Olympic champion, at present a State Duma deputy, spoke harshly concerning the scenario with determine skater Kamila Valieva.
“The scenario with Kamila Valieva is a big scandal for our sport, and most significantly, we do not know what the implications shall be. Why is Russia so disliked? I’ve one other query: why does Russia make so many errors? What number of medals have we misplaced due to doping? About 40 medals!” Rodnina mentioned, RB Sport experiences.
Russia makes errors which can be unacceptable in sports activities, and doesn’t draw any conclusions from it afterwards, Irina Rodnina added.
“I am afraid there shall be harder choices sooner or later. For instance, Russia will be banned from subsequent Olympics solely,” Rodnina added.