MORE NEUTRAL RUSSIANS
THE IAAF has approved the application of a further eight Russians to compete internationally as neutral athletes.
They include Ilia Ivaniuk (high jump), Sergej Litvinov (hammer), Alena Lutkovskaia (pole vault), Danil Lysenko (high jump),
Sofia Palkina (hammer), Valery Pronkin (hammer), Vladislav Saraykin (race walk) and Ekaterina Sokolenko (3000m steeplechase).
The IAAF said last week that in total during 2017 there have been 47 approved applications, of which nine were for the World Under-18 Championships and two were for the European Under-20 Championships, while a total of 109 applications have been declined.