“First of all, of course, this is a terrible injustice, it is obvious that this decision is politicized. I believe that our sports officials should use all means to challenge this verdict.
Kamila remains one of the strongest figure skaters on the planet, the favorite of our hearts. She is only 17 years old, her life is just beginning, she is strong in spirit, physically and morally.
If I understand correctly, her four years of disqualification will end before the Olympics-2026, and she has a chance to compete there – if our athletes have such an opportunity at all.
I wish her willpower and patience to overcome this incredibly difficult stage in her life. To keep the emotional desire to go forward and faith in herself.
I, for my part, will support her in every possible way, we are waiting for her on our shows. All the audience, I am sure, as well as our Navka Show team, will see her at our shows.
And I am convinced that she should not stop the training process. Only forward! Our whole country is with her,” said the Turin-2006 Olympic champion.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has disqualified figure skater Kamila Valieva for 4 years.
The period of disqualification is counted from December 25, 2021 – the day when Valieva gave a positive doping test for trimetazidine. All her results from that date are canceled.