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Russia's Pishchalnikova given 10-year doping ban
April 30, 2013 / 9:37 AM / 5 years ago

Russia's Pishchalnikova given 10-year doping ban

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Olympic discus silver medallist Darya Pishchalnikova has been given a 10-year doping ban after failing a drugs test for the second time, the Russian athletics federation (VFLA) said on Tuesday.

Darya Pishchalnikova of Russia competes in the women's discus event during the Stockholm Diamond League in Stockholm August 17, 2012. REUTERS/Fredrik Sandberg/Scanpix/Files

A sample taken from Pishchalnikova in May last year was re-tested and proved positive for the anabolic steroid oxandrolone, the VFLA said on its website (www.rusathletics.com).

The 27-year-old Russian, who took silver in London last year, served a doping ban of two years nine months from July 2008 to April 2011. (Reporting by Gennady Fyodorov; Editing by Clare Fallon)

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