MOSCOW, April 23. /TASS/. Russia’s long jumper Yelena Mashinistova and shot putter Ruslan Khalikov has been suspended by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) for violations of anti-doping regulations, the press service of the All-Russia Athletics Federation (RusAF) reported on Tuesday.
Doping samples of both athletes tested positive for the banned performance enhancing substance hydrochlorothiazide.
Mashinistova, 25, has been barred from sports for the period of one year starting with the date of her previously imposed temporary suspension and is allowed to be back on the field from October 30, 2019. Khalikov, 27, received a six-month suspension, which is set to expire on May 27, 2019.
Mashinistova is the bronze medalist of the 2018 Russian Indoor Athletics Championship. In July 2018 she filed an application with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) for a neutral status participation in international tournaments due to the current suspension of the All-Russia Athletics Federation (RusAF) with the international athletics body.