During her testimony, Valieva said that she traveled to St. Petersburg for the Russian Championships, where she tested positive for trimetazidine, on a train called Sapsan. She left Moscow on December 22, 2021, and returned on December 28.
On December 21, her grandfather (actually the father of her mother’s former partner Gennady Soloviev) gave her a strawberry dessert. She took it with her on the trip – she put it in the fridge and ate it gradually. “I don’t eat such things in one go. I eat in pieces,” Valieva said.
According to the reasoning in Valieva’s case, the only evidence that the strawberry dessert was the source of the banned substance is Soloviev’s words. Apart from his words about the dessert, as well as the fact that he was using trimetazidine at the time, there is no other evidence.
Solovyov’s testimony is found to be contradictory. As on February 8, 2022 he claimed that he always takes pills by chewing them. And on May 17, he stated that he divides them on a cutting board, the same board on which he could prepare dessert.
source – CAS