“Once athletes from Russia were forbidden to compete under a neutral flag

– International Association of athletics federations (IAAF) refused to confirm applications for participation in international competitions 2018 in the neutral status of a number of Russian athletes, the press service of the all-Russian athletics Federation (vfla).

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The IAAF refused the following athletes: Alexander Bushkova, Anastasia Kalashnikova, Julia Turova (walking), Alex Renkow, Tatyana Vilisova (both the long runs), Dmitry Zhelyabin (pole vault), Artem Lukyanenko (all-around), Elena Sokolova (long jump), Alexey Khudyakov (discus), Anastasia Borodulina (hammer throw).

“All the athletes refused to get a neutral status for performance in international competitions due to insufficient residence time in the pool testing”, – stated in the message.

Only in 2018 IAAF refused to grant neutral status 35 Russian athletes for five Russian walkers permit the performance of neutral status was suspended until the identification results of the investigation of the case Chegin. 30 Russian sportsmen have received from the IAAF in 2018, permission to compete in international competitions in neutral status.

In may it became known that five Russian athletes specializing in race walking, are devoid of neutral status and will not be able to perform in international competition: it was reported that the banned for life coach Viktor Chegin participated in the training camp, which was held in April in Kyrgyzstan.

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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