World champion wants answers from Russia after quarantine

Mariya Lasitskene calls for a response from his country, after Russia is excluded from the lists in four years. The multiple world champion in the high jump M

World champion wants answers from Russia after quarantine

Mariya Lasitskene calls for a response from his country, after Russia is excluded from the lists in four years.

The multiple world champion in the high jump Mariya Lasitskene criticises his own country, Russia, after Russia on Monday was sentenced to a four-year exclusion from international sporting events as a result of dopingfusk.

In an open letter published on the sportsmediet Championat.com she wants to know who is being punished for the Russian doping incident, as well as the fact that she can't compete under the Russian flag.

Lasitskene, who three times has won WORLD championship gold outdoors and twice indoors, missed the OLYMPICS in 2016 as a result of dopingskandalen, and she threatens to leave Russia in order to avoid a repetition in Tokyo in 2020.

Here you can Russia as a result of the exclusion did not participate, but individual athletes can be allowed to participate under the neutral flag, if they can prove their dopinguskyld.

- The Russian flag was taken from me in 2015, says the 26-year-old Mariya Lasitskene and call themselves an athlete with many questions:

- we Have made an internal investigation? Who was punished? Why use our athletics are still banned substances, why working coaches who have been taken for doping, still, while the responsible officials to falsify official documents?, she asks.

She refers to, that Russia recently has been taken in to manipulate with an extensive amount dopingprøvedata from the laboratory in Moscow.

Back in 2015, it was revealed that the state-sponsored doping had been part of the Russian world of sport for a number of years.

The International anti-doping agency (Wada) executive committee issued the quarantine on Monday on the basis of a recommendation from an set up Wada panel.

Russia may, within 21 days choose to appeal the judgment to The International court of arbitration for sport, CAS.

/ritzau/AFP

Updated Date: 11 December 2019, 03:00

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