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Four Russian athletes suspended from sports competitions over doping abuse

October 05, 2015, 16:59 UTC+3 MOSCOW

This was made following a decision by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA)

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MOSCOW, October 5. /TASS/. The All-Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF) temporarily disqualified on Monday four national athletes on doping abuse charges following a decision made by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA).

According to the press service of RUSADA, Dmitry Khasanov and Anastasia Kurkhina were disqualified for a four-year period starting from May 18, 2015, Vilotta Demidovich was suspended for a four-year period beginning on May 7, 2015 and Natalia Kholodilina was issued a two-year suspension as of September 22, 2014.

Runner Khasanov, 21, is the 2014 Russian national junior championship’s silver medalist in 400 meters running and this year he also showed the second best result at the Moscow indoor championship.

Race walker Kholodilina is the bronze medalist of the 2013 Russian Athletics Championship in 20 kilometers distance.

Demidovich is the winner of the 2015 Russia Cup athletics tournament in cross country running.

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