MOSCOW, December 24 (R-Sport) – Six Russian weightlifters, including a former world junior silver medalist, have been handed doping bans of up to 10 years, the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) said Tuesday.
The most notable of the six is Yevgeny Kolomiets, 22, who won silver at the 2011 world junior championships in the 94 kilogram class and was third at this year’s Russian championships.
He has been banned for 10 years for a repeat doping offense, RUSADA said, without specifying the details of his violations. The sanction is backdated to October 2.
Another lifter banned for a decade is Yury Selyutin, also for a repeat offense. He was banned from competition for two years in 2010 after testing positive for the banned substance metandienone, according to International Weightlifting Federation records.
Three more Russian lifters – Dmitry Srybny, Mikhail Reznichenko and Teimur Aleskerov received two-year bans, while Oleg Musokhranov was banned for three months, RUSADA said in a website statement.
The IWF lists four Russian female weightlifters as currently serving international sanctions for doping.