Russian Olympic Champions in Athletics Disqualified for Four Years
OREANDA-NEWS. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has disqualified Russian Olympic track and field champions Natalya Antyukh and Andrey Silnov for four years for violating anti-doping rules. The suspension period begins on April 7, 2021.
The court's website indicates that the results that Antyukh showed from June 30, 2013, and Silnov from July 8, 2013, are canceled. This decision implies the deprivation of any titles, awards, medals, points, prizes and money for participating in the competition.
Silnov, who is 36 years old, is the 2008 Olympic champion in high jump, European champion (2006), silver (2012) and bronze (2006) medalist at the World Indoor Championships. Thirty-nine-year-old Antyukh is the 2012 Olympic champion in 400 meters hurdles; at the 2004 Olympics she won silver in the 4x400 meter relay and bronze in the 400 meters.
In addition, for the same reason Elena Soboleva, the silver medalist of the 2006 Winter World Championship in the 800-meter race, was disqualified for eight years. The 38-year-old athlete's performance from May 1, 2011 until the beginning of her suspension period on December 15, 2016, has been canceled.
Oksana Kondratyeva, silver medalist of the 2013 Universiade in hammer throw, was suspended for four years. The results shown by the 35-year-old athlete from 2 July 2013 prior to the start of the period of ineligibility will be void.