Russia Suspends Pole Vaulter for Doping

MOSCOW, November 6  (R-Sport) – Russia’s anti-doping agency said Tuesday it has suspended a  pole vaulter after he tested positive for a banned substance.Ivan  Gertlein, who won team bronze at the Russian championships in Sochi  this year, failed a drugs test on October 15, Rusada said in a  statement.”Gertlein has no right to take part in official  training sessions or compete until it is finally determined whether the  athlete violated anti-doping rules or not,” the statement said.Gertlein,  25, has a personal best of 5.55 meters, and is ranked by the Russian  Athletics Federation as the country’s ninth-best vaulter.He came 11th in the individual national championships this year.


Doping Probe
Doping Probe

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