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Controversial figure skater Kamila Valieva set for return, just 37 days after Winter Olympics

Controversial figure skater Kamila Valieva is set for return to motion in a Russian-only occasion, just 37 days after Winter Olympics… as Russian Anti-Doping Agency intends to take six months to succeed in a call over a potential sanction

  • Kamila Valieva will return to aggressive motion, just 37 days after the Olympics 
  • She crumbled within the figure skating closing, going out regardless of a failed medication take a look at
  • Russian Anti-Doping Agenct intends to take six months to succeed in a closing resolution
  • An asterisk stays connected to the results of the Olympic staff competitors

Thirty-seven days after her dramatic fall from grace on the Winter Olympics, Kamila Valieva will return to competitors in Saransk this weekend with no obvious conclusion to the doping case that blighted the Beijing Games in sight.

The 15-year-old Russian figure skater is set to compete within the Channel One Cup, a Russian-only occasion contrived to conflict with the World Championships, which begin on Wednesday in Montpellier, and from which all Russian skaters are banned as a result of sanctions imposed following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Reports in Russia this week have intimated that the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) intends to make use of all of its allotted six month time frame from the date of the notification of Valieva’s alleged offence to succeed in a call over a potential sanction – which means the ruling shall be delayed till August on the earliest.

Kamila Valieva will return to competitive action just 37 days after Winter Olympics scandal

Kamila Valieva will return to aggressive motion just 37 days after Winter Olympics scandal

There is no apparent conclusion to the doping case that blighted the Beijing Games in sight

There is no obvious conclusion to the doping case that blighted the Beijing Games in sight

An asterisk stays connected to the results of the Olympic staff competitors, which was received by a Russian staff together with Valieva, and for which the medals are but to be awarded, regardless of a failed attraction to the Court of Arbitration for Sport by the present silver medallists, the United States.

Valieva had been cleared to proceed to compete in Beijing regardless of affirmation of a constructive take a look at for a banned coronary heart remedy after CAS upheld RUSADA’s resolution to carry her automated suspension, successfully on the grounds of welfare issues as a result of her age.

Valieva, whose staff have blamed unintended contamination from her grandfather’s coronary heart remedy, fell a number of occasions throughout her free skate, surrendering the primary place she held after a near-flawless quick programme, and finally ending fourth.

Valieva had been cleared to compete despite confirmation of a banned heart medication

Valieva had been cleared to compete regardless of affirmation of a banned coronary heart remedy

On an evening of extraordinary drama on the Capital Indoor Arena, Valieva was seemingly pilloried by her controversial coach Eteri Tutberidze upon leaving the ice, prompting criticism from International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach, who stated he was ‘very, very disturbed’ by her response.

Valieva returned to Russia the place she continued to coach with Tutberidze. 

Footage posted by the now-retired former Olympic silver medallist Evgenia Medvedeva, one other former Tutberidze pupil, on her Telegram channel this week reveals Valieva effortlessly touchdown a troublesome quadruple salchow.

Olympic champion Anna Shcherbakova and pairs silver medallists Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov, in addition to ice dance runners-up Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov, are additionally scheduled to compete in Saransk.

Anna Shcherbakova (pictured) is also scheduled to compete in Saransk this weekend

Anna Shcherbakova (pictured) can also be scheduled to compete in Saransk this weekend

But Alexandra Trusova, who needed to settle for the silver medal in Beijing regardless of touchdown 5 quad-jumps and subsequently threatened to ‘by no means go on the ice once more’ in a tear-filled post-event rant, has withdrawn from the occasion amid continued hypothesis over her aggressive future.

The absence of the Russians is way from the one concern affecting the World Championships. 

Men’s gold medallist Nathan Chen and Japanese celebrity Yuzuru Hanyu have withdrawn as a result of harm, and Chinese skaters, together with pairs champions Sui Wenjing and Han Cong, will even be absent.

Gold medallist Nathan Chen (pictured) and Yuzuru Hanyu have withdrawn due to injury

Gold medallist Nathan Chen (pictured) and Yuzuru Hanyu have withdrawn as a result of harm

Japan’s Kaori Sakamoto, winner of the bronze medal in Beijing, shall be favorite for the ladies’s occasion, whereas the lads’s competitors might cap a well timed redemption for Vincent Zhou, who was compelled to overlook the occasion in Beijing after contracting Covid-19.

Inevitably, the validity of Montpellier has been dismissed in Russia, with Russian Figure Skating Union president Alexander Gorshkov tacitly admitting the Channel One Cup was contrived to overshadow the occasion from which its skaters have been barred.

‘The Channel One Cup shall be held in Saransk in the identical week because the World Championships,’ Gorshkov, himself a former Olympic champion, introduced late final month. ‘Is it unintended or not? That is as much as you to resolve.

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