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Figure skater Kamila Valieva leads after short program at the Olympics

15.02.2022 77 просмотров

The Russian woman scored 82.16 points.


Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva wins first place after the short program at the Olympic Games in Beijing.

Kamila Valieva scored 82.16 points. During the performance, the Russian woman made a blot, failing to cleanly execute the triple axel. The second was the Russian woman Anna Shcherbakova, who received 80.20 points for the rental. The top three was closed by the Japanese Kaori Sakamoto (79.84). Russian Alexandra Trusova took fourth place (74.60).

On Monday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) recommended to the International Skating Union (ISU) for reasons of fairness, to allow the 25th athlete to participate in the free program if Kamila Valieva gets into the list of 24 best skaters according to the results of the short program. Thus, 25 athletes will present the free program, including the representative of Finland Jenny Saarinen, who took 25th place in the short program and scored 56.97 points.

Kamila Valieva is 15 years old, she trains under the guidance of Eteri Tutberidze. The figure skater is the reigning champion of Russia and Europe, she holds world records in the short (90.45 points), free (185.29) and total programs (272.71).

Free program for women will be held on February 17 , the start of the competition is scheduled for 13:00 Moscow time.

History of Valieva

On February 7, the Russian national figure skating team, which included Kamila Valieva b>, Mark Kondratyuk, Anastasia Mishina and Alexander Gallyamov, Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov b>, won gold at the Beijing Olympic Games in the team tournament. The International Doping Testing Agency (ITA) reported on February 11 that the awards ceremony for the winners and prize-winners of the team tournament was postponed due to the positive result of the doping test of Kamila Valieva, which was passed on December 25. The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) imposed a temporary suspension on the skater on February 8, which she successfully challenged the next day. The International Olympic Committee (IOC), the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the International Skating Union (ISU) filed appeals against this decision.

On Monday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) did not grant the IOC, WADA and ISU appeals against the decision RUSADA Disciplinary Committee to remove the temporary suspension fromKamila Valieva. On Tuesday, the head of the IOC Disciplinary Commission Denis Oswald said that the banned substance trimetazidine entered the body of a Russian figure skater with a product that her grandfather used. Denis Oswaldnoted that this argument played in favor of lifting the temporary suspension of the athlete.

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