Russian walking race star Lashmanova may miss 2016 Olympics

Source:Xinhua Published: 2015-3-31 22:08:49

Russian race walking Olympic champion Elena Lashmanova may have to miss the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro beacuse she competed while serving a doping ban, according to the Russian athletics federation.

Lashmanova was banned last year because of a positive test for the banned substance GW1516.

Lashmanova's ban is due to end in February 2016, which means she has a chance to defend her Olympic title in Brazil. But the ban is set to prolonged after she was pictured competing at a Russian meet in December.

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