Biathlete Simone, suspected of fraud, will return to the French national team
MOSCOW, September 18 – The current winner of the overall World Cup standings, biathlete Julia Simon, was suspected of fraud with credit cards of representatives of the French team. should return to the national team in October, Ski Chrono reports.
Simone resumed training in the summer and worked individually. On Saturday she took fourth place in the sprint at the French Summer Championships.
It was previously reported that Simone is suspected of using bank cards that do not belong to her to make purchases on the Internet. The damage amounted to more than 1 thousand euros. Her national teammate, Olympic champion Justine Brezat-Boucher, said she has evidence against Simone of credit card fraud. The French Ski Federation was due to convene a disciplinary meeting on the matter in June, but no decision has yet been made.
Simon is 26 years old. She is a silver medalist at the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing in the mixed relay, a two-time world champion, and a winner of the Grand Crystal Globe for the 2022/23 season.