Russian biathlete disqualified for missing three doping tests

Российскую биатлонистку дисквалифицировали за пропуск трех допинг-тестов

Russian athlete Margarita Vasilyeva suspended for 18 months for violating anti-doping rules. All results Vasilyeva from 4 February cancelled

About it reports the Russian edition of RIA Novosti, citing a source. Vasiliev was systematically punished for skipping a doping test.

4 February she missed a third for the previous 12 months test, which is a violation of anti-doping rules. The IBU anti-doping panel will not consider appeals neither the IBU nor the athletes with a request to soften the decision.

The Russian insisted that accidentally missed a test and these excuses were not accepted. All results Vasilyeva from 4 February cancelled, reports the Russian Agency TASS.

Thus, the performances of the Russian will be able to return in March 2021. At that time she is 29 years old.

Despite the proven fact of violation of anti-doping rules Vasiliev continued to compete, culminating in a July championship of Russia in Tyumen, where she won the mass start.