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Speaking at the Olympics, the Russian bobsledder was suspected of doping


Nadezhda Sergeeva. Photo by RIA Novosti

Russian bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva, who took 12th place at the Olympics in Pyeongchang, was suspected of using dope. As said the president of Federation of Bobsleigh Russian Alexander Zubkov, in the doping sample athletes found an illegal drug.

According to Zubkov, on February 13, Sergeyeva passed a clean doping test, and the drug was found in a sample delivered in five days. He noted that the form of the drug is unknown. The athlete has not yet given any comments.

To date, I can not explain to you the situation. First, we’ll find out everything, and so it will be clear what actions will be.

Alexander Zubkov
President of the Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation of Russia

According to the “Sport-Express”, Sergeyeva did not find meldonia, but another heart drug. As the “Championship” added , he could get into the athlete’s body through drops for the nose.

At the Olympics, Sergeeva took the 12th place in bobsleigh “deuces” paired with Anastasia Kocherzhova.

Earlier, Curlingists Alexander Krushelnytsky and Anastasia Bryzgalova were deprived of the first in the history of Russian curling Olympic medals because of the doping found by the athlete.

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