Ksenia Moskvina banned for 6 years
MOSCOW -- Russian swimmer Ksenia Moskvina has been suspended for six years for a second doping violation.
Russian anti-doping agency RUSADA says the European short-course champion and record-holder in the 100-meter backstroke tested positive for a banned stimulant at the Russian nationals in November. She had previously been suspended for 12 months for failing to provide her whereabouts to drug-testers.
The 23-year-old Moskvina won the 100-meter backstroke at the 2009 European championships in Istanbul, where she set the continent's short-course record of 56.36 seconds. That record still stands.
In a separate case, RUSADA says 19-year-old Yekaterina Andreyeva was banned 18 months for testing positive in November after winning the 100-meter medley at the nationals. The 19-year-old Andreyeva, a silver medalist at the first youth Olympic Games in 2010, was banned for 18 month for breaching anti-doping regulations, the agency said.
Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press
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