BEIJING – Last on Beijing Winter Olympics:
Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva will be allowed to compete for a second gold medal at the Winter Olympics, despite failing a drug test before the Games.
The Sports Arbitration Court ruled Monday that 15-year-old Valieva, a favorite of women’s individual gold, should not be temporarily suspended before a full hearing of her positive test for the heart drug trimetazidine. The positive test was on December 25th.
The Russian national team can still aim for the first women’s figure skating podium in the history of the Olympic Games. The event begins with a short program on Tuesday and ends on Thursday with a free ride. Valieva is the favorite for gold.
The ruling only says whether Valieva can continue to ride until her case is resolved. It doesn’t decide the fate of one gold medal she has already won.
Olympic champion Jamie Anderson talks about life Pandemic bubble in Beijing it was difficult for her mental health, which left her “a little annoyed” and “thrilled to be back home”.
On Monday, the American snowboarder did not reach the finals of the women’s big air. She said the Beijing Games were exhausting for her and her teammates.
“We’ve been here so long and I feel like our whole team just survived,” Anderson said. – Just holding on to a wild strand of hair. He was also tired of food, missed his homeland, tired of the pressure. “
The 31-year-old Anderson came to China as a two-time reigning champion in slopestyle and won silver in the big air at Pyeongchang Games 2018. Last week, she took ninth place trying to defend her slopestyle titles and then said on Instagram that she “couldn’t stand the pressure” and that her “mental health and clarity just weren’t on the same level”.
Anderson says she is not ready to retire, but does not know what awaits her next when it comes to snowboarding. She plans to spend some time and ride for free and then reset and see how she feels.
International Olympic Committee says it wants to investigate Russian figure skater Kamila Valiyeva dealing with doping should be completed during the Olympics.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport is expected to announce on Monday afternoon Beijing time whether Valieva can compete in the women’s figure skating competition, which begins on Tuesday, where she will be a big favorite.
But now it will not be decided whether Valieva is guilty of doping, and whether Russian skaters can keep gold team medal they won with the help of Valieva. These questions will be answered by a separate investigation led by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency.
Valieva is a strong favorite for gold if CAS allows her to participate in the individual standings, despite a positive doping test before the Olympics. It became known only last week after she participated in the team standings.
IOC spokesman Mark Adams says he wants all legal issues to be “settled once and for all before the competition.”
Adams says parties including the IOC, the World Anti-Doping Agency and the Russian team have failed to agree on a process.
Adams says “this is a very worrying situation for us and, of course, for all athletes.”
Gabriela Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France broke their world record in ice dancing to win the Olympic gold medal, which barely escaped them four years ago in Pyeongchang.
The last ice skaters in free dance, Papadakis and Cizeron scored 136.15 points for the “Elegy” of the French composer of the early 20th century Gabriel Faure.
This gave them 226.98 points, surpassing the previous mark of 226.61 set at the 2019 NHK Trophy in Japan. It was enough to keep Victoria Sinitsyn and Nikita Katsalapov.
The world champions won silver – 220.51 points, and the American duo Madison Habel and Zachary Donahue won bronze in the last Olympics. The two have already announced their plans to retire.
Another pair of Americans, Madison Choke and Evan Bates, finished fourth.
Eileen Guo made her way to the freestyle final in freestyle. She overcame several throws in her first qualifying race to make a solid second trip down the mountain and secure a spot in the top 12.
The 18-year-old freestyler of American descent is representing her mother’s home country, China, at the Beijing Games. She won gold medal in the air last week and will also be taking part in a halfpipe contest later this week.
While Gu waited for her bill after the second run, she stood downstairs and ate dumplings. She then rushed to the halfpipe, where the practice began about an hour earlier.
The final of the slopestyle is scheduled for Tuesday.
Kaylee Humphries won her third Olympic gold medal and first in the United States
The former Canadian bobsledder was an easy winner inaugural female monobob event. This is the first sliding award for the United States in seven competitions so far – four in sledding and two in skeleton – at the Beijing Games.
The second was American Elana Meers Taylor. It was the fourth medal in Meers Taylor’s career, the largest number of bobsleigh wins in U.S. history.
Humphreys also has four medals, the first three – in Canada. She started riding in the US in 2019 and received citizenship in December. This allowed her to represent the United States in Beijing.
The bronze was won by Canadian Christine de Bruin.
Canadian striker Melody Dowst is back in the semifinals of the women’s hockey game against Switzerland at the Beijing Olympics.
Dowst missed four games after being knocked out due to an upper body injury sustained in the second period of the previous victory in the first round over the Swiss 12-1. She took part in the semi-final skating before the game and took her familiar place on the second line of Canada along with central Sarah Fillet and winger Natalie Spooner.
Forward Lisa Ruedi returns to the Swiss national team after missing the 4-2 victory over the Russian national team in the quarterfinals, having spent two days in isolation from COVID-19. The Swiss national team honored her during the game by hanging her T-shirt at number 12 behind the bench.
In the second semifinal on Monday, the reigning Olympic champion of the United States will face Finland.
Silver medalist in slopestyle Julia Marina from the USA dropped out of the Big Air snowboarding competition after falling into practice.
In qualifying on Monday, 24-year-old Marina had to make 23rd place among 30 snowboarders, ahead of 2018 gold medalist Anna Gasser of Austria. It was a surprise when she didn’t show up.
A statement from the U.S. snowboard team said Marina fell in training a few days ago and “prefers her health.”
Scratching Marina seems to have been a late decision. A resident of Connecticut joint video herself practicing in Big Air Shougang on Instagram about 12 hours before qualifying, encouraging subscribers to connect.
Armed coach of a Russian figure skater Kamila Valievawhose future at the Olympics will be announced later Monday by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, has appeared to watch her daughter compete in ice dancing competitions in Beijing.
Ether Tutberidze stood by the wall in an inconspicuous corner of the indoor stadium of the Capital to watch Diana Davis compete with her partner Gleb Smolkin in a free dance. Davis and Smolkin finished well in the medal race.
Tutberidze came under fire Valieva’s drug test since December was marked last week for traces of banned heart medication. The case was handed over to the CAS, which met for about 5 and a half hours at a hotel in Beijing late Sunday to decide whether to allow the 15-year-old gold medalist to compete in the women’s competition, which starts on Tuesday night.
Their decision is expected on Monday afternoon in Beijing, just when Valieva is due to undergo the next training session.
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