Report: Valieva Tests Positive for Banned Heart Medication

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports activities Author

BEIJING (AP) — Olympic favourite Kamila Valieva examined optimistic for a banned coronary heart remedy earlier than her arrival on the Beijing Olympics, the Russian newspaper RBC reported, placing in jeopardy the staff gold medal that she helped win earlier this week.

The pattern was reportedly obtained in December, when the 15-year-old Valieva was nonetheless in Russia however didn’t come to mild till after she had helped her staff win the gold medal with dynamic performances in her quick program and free skate.

The drug, Trimetazidine, is used to to deal with angina — a kind of chest ache marked by lowered blood stream to the guts — and is banned by the World Anti-Doping Company as a stimulant. It’s the similar drug that was concerned in a Russian bobsled case on the 2018 Olympics that resulted in a settlement and the athletes accepting an eight-month ban.

It’s unclear whether or not Valieva has any coronary heart issues.

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