Two Champions of Russia in athletics disqualified for doping

The all-Russian athletics Federation (vfla) has made the decision on the disqualification of two athletes putter Maxim Sidorov and Walker Alexei Barzykina and coach Valery Volkov. The reason for this was the violation of anti-doping rules of the International Association (IAAF).


photo: Artem Makeev

In doping sample Maxim Sidorov was discovered indapamide. The athlete explained before RUSADA why his suspension was reduced and eventually suspended him for a year. The period from 3 July 2017. Sidorov is a multiple Russian champion in the shot put and bronze medalist of European championship 2011.

The punishment of the champion of Russia on sports walking Alexei Barzykina was more rigid. He was disqualified for four years for abnormal indicators hematological profile in his biological passport, according to the official website vfla.

At the same time dismissed coach Valery Volkov. He tried to persuade his pupils to refuse the doping test at the Moscow championship in 2015.

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