Russian hammer thrower Litvinov admitted to doping in 2012

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The former Russian hammer thrower Sergei Litvinov He admitted on social networks that he used illegal substances in 2012.

“I took doping in 2012 and benefited from the Russian cover-up system,” he wrote. Litvinov on Facebook this past Thursday. The former athlete admitted to taking anabolic steroids such as Oral-Turinabol and Oxandrolon between April and the end of May of the same year.

The Russian Federation The sport was suspended in 2015 for massive doping, although later some Russian athletes were allowed to compete in international events, which included tokyo olympics. The federation acknowledges shortcomings in the country’s anti-doping system, but has always denied covering up positive doping tests.

Litvinovson of a Soviet hammer thrower Sergey Litvinovthe 1988 Olympic champion, also admitted that his throwing improved significantly after ingesting the substances.

“The hammer will go further without a good feel or a good technique,” he said. Litvinovwho now lives in Germany.

“I was under pressure federation at that time, but in the end it was my decision and my fault”, he wrote referring to the suspension of Russia of athletics. “I want to apologize to the athletic community”

The AIU imposed a two-year ban and annulled his results between July 2012 and February 2016, he will lose his bronze medal at the 2014 European Championships.

Source: La Verdad

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