Russian husband and wife curling duo stripped of bronze medal after Alexander Krushelnitsky’s drugs test failure is confirmed

RUSSIAN roller Alexander Krushelnitsky and his beautiful wife Anastasia Bryzgalova are to be stripped of the bronze medal they gained within the combined doubles curling.

Krushelnitsky's B pattern has examined constructive for the banned efficiency-enhancing substance Meldonium.

 To the Russian couple's horror Alexander Krushelnitsky's B sample was also positive

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To the Russian couple's horror Alexander Krushelnitsky's B pattern was additionally constructive

Consequently the Unbiased stories that Norwegian pairing of Magnus Nedregotten and Kristin Skaslien will inherit the Russian couple's third place.

However on prime the announcement made by the Olympic Athletes of Russia comes the news that a legal investigation has been launched in an try to find how the drug entered his physique.

After Krushelnitsky’s B pattern was analysed on Monday, the OAR delegation issued a press release to verify the constructive test.

However they’ve forged doubt on whether or not the athlete took the drug knowingly after he was unable to elucidate the way it entered his system.

 The Russians collected their medals - but they'll have to be given back

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The Russians collected their medals – however they'll should be given again
 Norway's Kristin Skaslien and Magnus Nedregotten will take third place instead

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Norway's Kristin Skaslien and Magnus Nedregotten will take third place as an alternative

Krushelnitsky is stated to worry a teammate who was not chosen for the 2018 Winter Olympics might have spiked his drink throughout a pre-Video games coaching camp.

He advised insidethegames "First of all, I need to apologise to my companions on the Olympic workforce, our delegation and all of the followers for not with the ability to venture ourselves and Anastasia from the issues that we confronted today.

“I’m very sorry that the historic victory of Russian curling has now turn into the topic of a doping scandal, which is doing immense hurt to our sport and to all Russian sports usually.

“On the similar time, I’m able to brazenly state that I’ve by no means, by no means in the course of the time that I follow sport, used forbidden drugs and another dishonest methods of competing.

 The Russian couple are left to ponder their fate

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The Russian couple are left to ponder their destiny
 Krushelnitsky's positive A test was announced on Monday

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Krushelnitsky's constructive A test was introduced on Monday
 Anastasia Bryzgalova must pay the penalty for her husband's misdemeanour

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Anastasia Bryzgalova should pay the penalty for her husband's misdemeanour
 Anastasia Bryzgalova looks good in hot and cold conditions

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Anastasia Bryzgalova seems to be good in scorching and chilly circumstances

“I’m completely towards doping and I’ve all the time tried to comply with all anti-doping guidelines as intently as potential.

“My constructive test for Meldonium on this regard was for me and for Anastasia not only a shock, this is an enormous blow each to our fame and profession.

“To not point out that solely individuals utterly devoid of widespread sense can use any sort of doping, and much more so Meldonium, on the eve of the Olympic Video games, the place testing is on the highest degree.

“That’s why I, greater than anybody else, am excited about conducting an early investigation to seek out out the explanations of what occurred.”

The incident is notably embarrassing for Russia provided that its Olympic Affiliation is trying to rebuild its fame following the Worldwide Olympic Committee-enforced ban on their participation in Pyeongchang resulting from systemic doping offences.

The IOC is contemplating lifting Russia’s ban on the finish of the Video games and permitting the 168 athletes – minus Krushelnitsky – to march beneath the Russian flag on the closing ceremony this weekend.

Meldonium was banned by the World Anti-Doping Company [Wada] firstly of 2016, with its most excessive-profile case involving Russian tennis participant Maria Sharapova, who served a 15-month ban from the game.

RUSSIAN roller Alexander Krushelnitsky and his beautiful wife Anastasia Bryzgalova are to be stripped of the bronze medal they gained within the combined doubles curling.