Famous Russian Walker Sergey Bakulin, who served a suspension for doping, won the prize back and admitted to participation in competitions. Caught in a similar situation Olga Kaniskina and Sergey Kirdyapkin are thinking about the resumption of a career.
This was stated by senior coach of the Russian race walking Nikolay Lukashin.
In June, some athletes were not admitted to the summer championship of Russia from-for infringements of rules of return to sports activities at the end of the disqualification. One of the conditions of return is the return of the prize.
“Olga Kaniskina in the end went to work in the center. But by the end she’s still not retired yet. Kirdyapkin not admit to the competitions as it is obliged to return the prize. Now he is in thought, until some information about the admission to performances in the international arena. Sergey Bakulin fully returned, he paid what should have been. The Stas Yemelyanov as well – he’s back and full trains”, – said Lukashkin the Agency “R-Sport”.
Sergey Bakulin – the youngest world champion in the history of sports walking on 50 km Kirdyapkin was Olympic champion and two-time world champion at the distance of 50 km, Kaniskina is the Olympic champion of 2008 and silver medallist at the distance of 20 km, the first in the history of sports walk three-time world champion.
Recall that the international athletics Federation (IAAF) in March last year, expressed his disagreement with the decision of the Russian anti-doping Agency (RUSADA) on the cancellation of election results athletes disqualified for violating anti-doping rules that allowed them to keep the Olympic medals.
The IAAF considered that the void should be all the results of the athletes from the moment of their suspension. A lawsuit later was satisfied with the court of arbitration for Sports in Lausanne and its medals, the athletes passed.