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Oct 16, 2020
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World Weightlifting Champion Shimkova Suspended for Doping

The world champion in weightlifting, Russian woman Svetlana Shimkova has been temporarily suspended due to suspicion of anti-doping rule violation, TASS reports.

It is noted that the athlete was temporarily suspended based on the database of the Moscow laboratory containing the results of testing Russian athletes for doping for the period from 2012 to 2015.

Suspension of Shimkova takes effect on October 16.

The President of the Russian Weightlifting Federation Maxim Agapitov, in turn, said that this case does not threaten the Russian woman with the deprivation of gold of the World Weightlifting Championship.

“We are already tired of counting the number of such cases related to the period from 2011 to 2015,” Agapitov said. He added that the Shimkova case involves four samples taken in 2012 and 2013.

Recall that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in April announced the completion of an investigation into 298 Russian athletes based on the database of the Moscow laboratory, which contains the results of their doping tests for the period from 2012 to 2015. The collected information was transferred to international sports federations

Earlier, the IWF disqualified six Russian athletes for doping. Among them, the bronze medalist of the 2012 Olympic Games Ruslan Albegov and world champion Tim Turieva.

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