21 July – The Disciplinary Anti-Doping Committee of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) has decided to ban gymnast Angelina Simakova for two years for an anti-doping rule violation, according to the RUSADA website.
Simakova was suspended for violations of paragraph 4.1 (presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in a sample taken from an athlete) and paragraph 4.2 (use or attempted use by an athlete of a prohibited substance or a prohibited method) of the All-Russian Anti-Doping Rules. Furosemide (S5) was found in the athlete’s doping sample. The period of ineligibility begins on June 2, 2022, offset by the time served for the provisional suspension.
Simakova is 19 years old. In 2018, as part of the Russian national gymnastics team, the athlete became the European champion and the silver medalist of the World Championship.
RUSADA also disqualified wrestler Shamil Erdogan (for life), boxer Ruslan Chobanov (for 4 years), track and field athletes Victoria Khitko (for 2 years), Ivan Balyasnikov (for 4 years), and 3-on-3 basketball manager Vadim Khodyrev ( for 3 years), sambists Dmitry Medvedev (for 1 year), Karen Poghosyan (for 5 years), weightlifter Gennady Muratov (for 4 years), powerlifter Svetlana Rubel (for 4 years).