During the Olympics, a 15-year-old Russian girl tested positive for a banned substance. Before the shocking news, she had won gold in a three-day team tournament.
After a huge Russian state-sponsored doping operation was initially exposed in 2016, the Russians were already serving a two-year ban.
Kamila Valieva, a world-class figure skater, tested positive for Trimetazidine, a banned substance according to the World Anti-Doping Agency.
The medication is a fatty acid oxidation inhibitor that is used to prevent and cure angina, or chest discomfort, which is caused by a lack of blood and oxygen to the heart. It’s also known as TMZ.
The medal ceremony for the team figure skating competition has been postponed by the International Olympic Committee. It stated at first that there were legal concerns.
Later, Russian media sites stated that Kamila Valieva, a 15-year-old model, had tested positive for the illegal substance Trimetazidine.
For the sake of unity, let us wait for some clarifications either from our sports authorities or from the IOC, said Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov.