IAAF clears 11 Rus­sians to at­tend world cham­pi­onships

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Eleven more Rus­sian ath­letes have been cleared to com­pete in­ter­na­tion­ally just two weeks ahead of the world cham­pi­onships in Doha, the IAAF an­nounced Tues­day.

Rus­sia was barred from in­ter­na­tional com­peti­ton in 2015 over a vast state-run dop­ing con­spir­acy but ath­letes sub­se­quently deemed clean have been al­lowed to com­pete as neu­trals. Nine­teen com­peted as neu­trals at the 2017 world cham­pi­onships in Lon­don and 29 at the 2018 Euro­pean cham­pi­onships in Berlin.

In a state­ment the IAAF said a to­tal of 128 Rus­sian com­peti­tors had been cleared to com­pete in 2019 but the Rus­sian ath­let­ics fed­er­a­tion re­mains banned.

The lat­est Rus­sian ath­letes to win clear­ance in­clude six women: Kseniya Aksy­onova (400 me­ters), Irina Ivanova (pole vault), Sar­dana Trofi­mova (marathon), Anna Tropina (3,000-me­ter steeple­chase), Yuliya Turova (20-kilo­me­ter race walk) and Nataliya Ak­sen­ova (high jump). The five men also cleared to com­pete are Mikhail Aki­menko (high jump), Vladislav Panasenkov (javelin), Dmitriy Sorokin (triple jump), Ana­toliy Ry­bakov (5,000/10,000 me­ters), and Kon­stantin Sha­banov (110-me­ter hur­dles).

The IAAF will ad­dress the ques­tion of whether to the rein­te­grate the Rus­sian fed­er­a­tion at its coun­cil meet­ing in Doha on Septem­ber 23

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