Russian Curling players have difficult times.
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The miracle did not happen: Krushelnytskoho Alexander and Anastasia Bryzgalova officially deprived of the rewards after the scandal with the discovery of doping. About it reported in a press release on the website of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS): “Individual results athlete forfeited. He was deprived of the medals, diplomas, prizes”.
Since the “bronze” was won in double-doubles, then your reward will have to pass and partner (and wife) Krushelnytskoho Anastasia Bryzgalova. Alexander suspended from further participation in the Olympic Games 2018, and its a long disqualification for up to 4 years.
The situation with doping Krushelnytskoho quite strange. At the training camp in Tokyo, his samples were pure. Athlete and his coach claim that Alexander did not take Meldonium (it was found in the blood of the curler) from 2016. And, though the process of withdrawal of the drug from the human body are still not fully understood, it is safe to say that it just couldn’t be. But the fact remains.
One of the probable causes of this accident was considered an error in the test results, but did not rule out sabotage. It is known that from taking one or two doses, the results of the athlete does not improve, you need a long course. But the blood test will show. There are also questions to the alleged “nesgoraemy” stickers on the tubes…
The athlete denies that he took the drug. The Curling Federation of Russia is also confident that krushelnitsky telling the truth. However, to fight for truth Alexander did not consider it necessary. He refused a hearing in court, so once the decision was made on the deprivation of the athlete medals in the Olympic Games.