Ekaterina Bobrova Dmitri Soloviev will miss the World Championships 2016 in Boston due to positive doping test…..
Shocking news, especially for the Russian figure skating fans and for those who expected that Russian ice dancers will returne two spots….schok
According to the Elena Vaitsekhovskaya (sport-express.ru) Ekaterina Bobrova is temporarily suspended from competition due to the fact that the doping test she took during the European Championship, gave a positive result.
According to sovsport it is a substance called meldonium. It is a part of the drug mildronate that was prohibited to use from the 1st of January of this year. This drug has been used for many years in official pharmacological programs – including figure skating – and was included in the list of illegal not only because of its effectiveness but because of its wide popularity of Russian sport.
According to Ekaterina, she was absolutely convinced that it is a residual traces, because until last autumn in consultation with a physician team she was periodically taking mildronate. And to explain this and to avoid punishment will have no difficulty. So she agreed to the recommendations to sign a waiver, not knowing that the content of the January meldonium sample will indicate that the banned drug get to the body not more than a day before the test.
So, now Victoria Sinitsina Nikita Katsalapov is Russian team number one and main hopes for the World Championships….I start to worry for Nikita’s twizzles. But who will be the second team? With Elena Ilinykh and Ruslan Zhiganshin finished the season and started preparation for the next season…..Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin will go to worlds? Will know soon.