Latvian athlete receives two-year disqualification

Former Latvian long jumper Ineta Radeviča has received a two-year disqualification, as confirmed by International Association of Athletics Federation’s (IAAF) Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU).

As it is known, Radeviča stepped down as president of Latvia’s Athletics Federation after secondary doping tests performed by AIU after the London Olympics uncovered traces of anabolic steroid oxandrolone in her sample.

In May 2019 she was officially disqualified from London Olympic Games. Now she has received a two-year disqualification. After London Olympics, Radeviča started in the Diamond League. This winter she had announced her retirement.

Now she is applied with a two-year ban, which came to force 22 November 2018.
Radeviča concluded her athletic career after 2012 London Olympic Games, where she earned fourth place with a result of 6.88 m, falling 1 cm short of third place.

Following this disqualification, 38-year-old Radeviča’s fourth place was taken away in favour of Russian athlete Ludmila Kolčanova, who was originally sixth, but another Russian athlete Anna Nazarova was also disqualified later.

Now the athlete is expected to hand over her London Olympic Games certificate.

Radeviča holds a record in Latvia for long jumping. In 2010 in Barcelona, she jumped 6.92 m far, earning the title of European champion.

At the beginning of 2017, following the disqualification of her competitor for use of banned substances, Radeviča became world vice-champion of 2011 even though she had won bronze then. He medal became Latvia’s first award as an independent country in world championships.

Since March 2017 Radeviča performed duties as president of Latvian Athletics Association. She stepped down from this post several days after the scandal came to light.

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