– Five Russian athletes lifted the neutral status, they will not be able to play in international competitions, announced at the International Association of athletics federations (IAAF).
“The athletics Federation of Russia has received notification that the Council by doping the IAAF took the decision to cancel the neutral status of authorized athlete provided five walkers – Claudia Afanasyeva, Olga Eliseeva, Lobanovoj Yulia, Sergei and Sergei Sharypovo Shirobokova”, – stated in the message.
The decision to ban Russian athletes to perform in international competition in the neutral status made after it became known that disqualified for life coach Viktor Chegin participated in the training camp, which was held in April in Kyrgyzstan.
Athletes are not eligible to participate in the world Cup of race walking in China, which will be held may 4-5. The organizers were notified of the decision, the walkers will be excluded from the start list.
“The Council will consider their status to participate in future competitions in 2018, as soon as we receive additional information from RUSADA”, – stated in the message of the IAAF.
Russian athletes Vasiliy and Yana smerdova Mizinov was not present at the training camp in Kyrgyzstan, therefore, have the right to speak in the neutral status, including, at a tournament in China.
Chegin was famous for having built the system of preparation of sports walkers at Saransk, his disciples at the turn of 2000-2010-ies repeatedly became Champions of the Olympic games, won the world and European Championships. After the Olympics-2012, a total of 20 wards Chegin was found guilty of doping, stripped of all awards and disqualified. He Cegin has received a lifetime suspension in February 2016.
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