Russian figure skating female singles athlete Kamila Balieva (17), who tarnished the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics with a doping scandal, posted an article on social media congratulating herself on the first anniversary of her Olympic victory.
On the 7th, Baliyeva posted on her personal SNS, “Today is exactly one year since we won the team event at the Beijing Olympics. It is one of the happiest moments in my life. I felt amazing emotions,” he commemorated.
Balieva competed in the women’s free skating of the team finals in figure skating at the 2022 Beijing Olympics, and with her score of 90.18 she won first place and advanced to the finals.
In the final round, Valiyeva performed two quadruple jumps and took first place with a score of 178.92, leading her to the Russian Olympic Committee’s gold medal.
However, the status of Russian female figure skating prodigies fell to the ground in an instant. Baliyeva caused a stir when trimetazidine, an ingredient in her banned drug, was detected in a urine sample she submitted in December 2021.
Baliyeva was tested for doping twice prior to the Beijing Winter Olympics and tested positive. She competed despite being tested for doping in Russia and at the European Championships.
The International Olympic Committee 안전놀이터(IOC) canceled the gold medal awarding and awarding ceremony for the team figure skating team event of the Beijing Winter Olympics by the Russian Olympic Committee as a result of criticism, and postponed it until the Balieva incident was concluded.
Baliyeva, as if burdened by her accusations, made a mistake in her individual event, and she ultimately failed to claim her medal, where she finished in fourth place.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) filed a complaint against RUSADA and Balieva to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in November last year after the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) continued to delay its investigation into the Balieva case.
In addition, along with a 4-year suspension of Balieva’s player qualifications, it was requested to cancel all of Balieva’s competition results after December 24, 2021, the date of the positive test sample.
However, RUSADA concluded in January that Balieva was not liable for any fault or negligence, even if she violated anti-doping rules.
In response, WADA said, “RUSADA requested the submission of all data that led to this conclusion, and is about to review whether RUSADA’s decision complies with WADA regulations. We are concerned about the decision that there was no mistake or negligence and will file a complaint with CAS.” said.
If Balieva’s team gold medal is stripped by the Russian Olympic Committee for doping violations, the United States takes over.