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Russian Pentathlon Athlete’s Sanction Reduced to 12 Months

Russian modern pentathlon athlete, Danil Kalimullin, was charged by UIPM, international pentathlon federation, for the presence of LGD-4033 (ligandrol) in the sample that was collected in early 2021. LGG-4033, a selective androgen receptor modulator (SARM), is included under class S1.2 Other Anabolic Agents on the WADA Prohibited List.

The investigation conducted by Lisin, Mishin & Partners, including independent analysis at a German laboratory, established that the substance was present in the nutritional supplement distributed to Russian national teams, including the Russian pentathlon team.

The UIPM Hearing Panel accepted the evidence of the supplement contamination and ruled that the use of the supplement by the athlete was not intentional and his fault was insignificant. A standard 4-year ineligibility sanction was reduced to 12 months and will expire in March 2022.

Mr Kalimullin won bronze at the UIPM 2019 Pentathlon Championships in Hungary as a member of the Russian relay team.

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