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Russian Anna Chicherova suspended while doping probe underway

Moscow: The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has suspended Russia’s 2012 Olympic high jump champion Anna Chicherova pending a probe into doping abuse during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the athlete told TASS on Friday.

Anna Chicherova
Anna Chicherova

“A letter has just come: the IAAF has suspended me starting today from all competitions for the time of the probe into the matter,” Chicherova said.

Chicherova, who won a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing confirmed that her sample had tested positive for doping.

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