Russian athlete posing as a Ukrainian woman, was disqualified for 12 years

Российская легкоатлетка, выдававшая себя за украинку, дисквалифицирована на 12 лет

Ksenia Savina disqualified for violating anti-doping rules.

Russian athlete Ksenia Savina disqualified for 12 years for anti-doping rule violation. The period starts on 6 may 2019. It is reported by the all-Russian athletics Federation.

In may 2018 taken from Savina doping test gave a positive result. In September, the athlete was suspended from competition.

But for performances at international competitions Savina used the passport of a Ukrainian sportswoman Galina Boxers], who retired eight years ago.

To 2014 Crimean athlete Savina played for Ukraine. After the annexation of Crimea Savina began to protest. In 2017 in the championship of Russia on track and field athletics Sabina won a bronze medal in the 800 m.

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