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  • IAAF Approves the Application of 33 Russian Athletes to Compete Internationally as Neutrals


    The IAAF Doping Review Board has agreed that the applications of 33 Russian athletes have met the exceptional eligibility criteria to compete in international competition as neutral athletes in 2018 under competition Rule 22.1A(b) while the Russian national federation (RusAF) remains suspended.

    In December 2017, the IAAF issued a simplified application process for 2017 Authorised Neutral Athletes to reapply for continued eligibility to compete in international competitions in 2018.

    Since publication of the simplified application and updated guidelines under Rule 22.1A(b) in December, the IAAF has received more than 182 applications from Russian athletes.

    A total of 58 Russian athletes have so far been declared eligible to compete as Authorised Neutral Athletes in 2018. 44 applications have been denied.

    The Doping Review Board is composed of Robert Hersh (chair), Sylvia Barlag and Antti Pihlakoski.

    As this is an ongoing process, the IAAF will only make announcements as and when decisions are made by the Doping Review Board concerning successful applications and those athletes have been informed.

    2018 Authorised Neutral Athletes
    Date of announcement and athlete/event:

    22 June 2018 – IAAF World U20 Championships and European U18 Championships: Oleg Braiko (jumps), Viktoriya Gorlova (long jump), Maria Kochanova (high jump), Elena Kulichenko (high jump)

    22 June 2018 – IAAF World U20 Championships: Diana Adasko (triple jump), Ilya Dolbin (pole vault), Aleksei Fadeev (high jump), Aksana Gatauillina (pole vault), Elizaveta Kamenets (combined events), Stepan Kekin (combined events), Aleksei Kislitsa (discus), Polina Knoroz (pole vault), Polina Miller (sprints), Nikolay Orlov (javelin), Alina Sharkova (400m hurdles), Anastasiia Shkuratova (hammer), Olga Viktorova (400m hurdles), Valentina Ulianova (high jump)

    22 June 2018 – European U18 Championships: Dzhennifer Akiniimika (sprints), Irina Boldyreva (sprint hurdles), Valeria Chehovich (400m hurdles), Arseniy Elfimov (combined events), Violetta Ignateva (throws), Dmitriy Kachanov (pole vault), Adelina Khalikova (high jump), Alexander Komarov (combined events), Vilena Komarova (combined events), Sergey Kozlov (discus), Iana Melnikova (discus), Maria Privalova (jumps), Olesia Soldatova (400m), Anastasiia Zui (400m hurdles), Sergey Zverev (hammer), Valeria Yakimenko (hammer)

    12 April 2018: Klavdiia Afanaseva (race walks), Kseniya Aksyonova (sprints), Olga Eliseeva (race walks), Yuliya Lipanova (race walks), Vasiliy Mizinov (race walks), Sergey Sharypov (race walks), Sergey Shirobokov (race walks), Sergey Shubenkov (sprint hurdles), Yana Smerdova (race walks)

    21 February 2018: Maksim Afonin (shot put), Anna Krylova (triple jump)

    2 February 2018: Ilya Shkurenev (combined events)

    25 January 2018: Viktor Butenko (discus), Danila Danilov (hammer), Alexsey Fedorov (triple jump), Irina Gumenyuk (triple jump), Vyacheslav Kolesnichenko (sprints), Mariya Lasitskene (high jump), Aleksandr Lesnoy (shot put), Alyona Lutkovskaya (pole vault), Danil Lysenko (high jump), Alaina Mamina (sprints), Yuliya Maltseva (discus), Polina Miller (sprints), Ilya Mudrov (pole vault), Olga Mullina (pole vault), Sofiya Palkina (hammer), Viktoriya Prokopenko (triple jump), Anzhelika Sidorova (pole vault), Aleksei Sokyrskii (hammer)

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