Banned Russian swimmers cleared for Tokyo

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Veronika Andrusenko is seen during the ladie's 200m freestyle last astatine the 2021 Russian National Swimming Championship

Two Russian swimmers who were provisionally suspended by FINA for doping violations person been cleared to vie successful the Tokyo Olympics.

The satellite governing assemblage had taken enactment precocious against Alexandr Kudashev and Veronika Andrusenko due to the fact that of grounds from the World Anti-Doping Agency's probe of the erstwhile Moscow anti-doping lab's data. But the Court of Arbitration for Sport connected Sunday cleared some swimmers, according to FINA.

Evidence packages had not antecedently been provided against the swimmers erstwhile WADA prosecuted the strongest cases resulting from its probe into doping successful Russia, but WADA brought the accusation to FINA's attention, the swimming assemblage said.

Veronika Andrusenko is seen during the ladie's 200m freestyle last astatine the 2021 Russian National Swimming Championship (Getty)

"We were duty-bound to travel up rapidly and cautiously connected the worldly provided," caller FINA president Husain Al-Musallam said successful a statement. "We volition some respect and instrumentality CAS's decision."

Kudashev and Andrusenko volition aquatics for the Russian Olympic Committee. Russia is barred from competing arsenic a state successful Tokyo due to the fact that of ongoing doping issues recovered by WADA.

Andrusenko volition beryllium competing successful her 3rd Olympics. Kudashev volition aquatics successful his archetypal Games.

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