Six Russian weightlifters suspended for doping

Moscow, June 6 (IANS) Russia’s Weightlifting Federation has suspended six athletes for between two and eight years for doping based on the decisions of a disciplinary anti-doping committee, the official website of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) said on Monday.

The athletes suspended for eight years are silver medallist of the 2014 European Championship among juniors Yegor Ivanov and five-time champion of Russia Aminat Maskhadova, reports Tass.

Nadezhda Ovchinnikova, the champion of Europe in 2014 among juniors, has been banned for two years. Larisa Kobeyeva, who won the world junior championship in 2014 in Kazan, and also Kseniya Kolomiyets and Anton Kotlayrov have been suspended for four years.

Russia’s Judo Federation has suspended for four years the country’s champion in 2015 Pyotr Khachirov for violating anti-doping rules, the press service of RUSADA said.



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