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MOSCOW, November 10. /TASS/. The scandal that erupted in Russian athletics after publication of a report by a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) panel will not stop Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva preparing for the 2016 Rio Olympics and bidding to beat the world record, her coach told TASS.
"We are ready to set a world record and I can see from our training sessions that she is capable of doing this," said Yevgeny Trofimov, training the two-times Olympic gold medallist. "This situation will in no way affect her preparations - Yelena Isinbayeva is not one to react to this."
"She is surprised by the commission's recommendations because there is such a thing as the presumption of innocence. Why blame the athletes if they never used illicit drugs?" said the coach.
"It's incredible double standards. We are working in a civilised world and only barbarians act like this," he added, noting that "One can see instantly that the decision is politicised.
"Moreover, we should not forget that it was initiated by the athlete who herself was caught using banned drugs and who, apparently, did not like the fact that she had been caught red-handed and began making unsubstantiated charges in public."
Trofimov was speaking after WADA's independent commission advised the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to suspend Russian athletes from all competitions. The panel tabled accusations against Russian officials and athletes, calling for the national athletics federation's disqualification, a move which may deprive Russian athletes of joining the Rio Olympics in August.
Isinbayeva has returned to sport after giving a birth to a baby. The Games in Rio would be the last in her career.