Thursday, February 22, 2024

Tomashova among seven hit with 2-year for doping

Twice world 1,500 metres champion Tatyana Tomashova was one of seven Russian female athletes to receive a two-year doping ban on Monday for manipulating drug samples, the Russian athletics federation (RAF) said.
Along with Tomashova, world indoor 1,500 metres champion Yelena Soboleva, distance runners Yuliya Fomenko and Svetlana Cherkasova, European discus champion Darya Pishchalnikova, former hammer world record holder Gulfia Khanafeyeva and former world 5,000 metres champion Olga Yegorova were banned.
“All seven women were found guilty and thus were banned for two years,” RAF president Valentin Balakhnichyov told reporters.

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