Vernyaev is disqualified for 4 years due to doping

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The Appeal Tribunal of the Gymnastics Ethics Foundation disqualified the Ukrainian gymnast Oleh Vernyaev for 4 years, starting in November 2020, due to the excess concentration of meldonium.

Vernyaev wrote about this on Facebook, UA informs.

“The GEF arbitration decided that the concentration of meldonium, which was found in my body, is sufficient to disqualify me for 4 years. Starting from November last year. This means that I will not participate in the Olympics” – the athlete writes.

Vernyaev noted that only one test gave a positive result, while the following did not confirm the presence of meldonium in his body.

“A positive test only indicates the presence of a prohibited substance in the body, but does not indicate the athlete’s fault. If the athlete is sure, that he is right, he should not give up” – the gymnast said.

Vernyaev said that he plans to appeal the decision of the Arbitration in the Sports Arbitration Court.

“Since the decision of the Arbitration is subject to appeal, it is too early to draw final conclusions. The whole struggle is just the beginning, this is the next stage of my life and I will fight till the end and appeal the decision of the GEF Arbitration on my disqualification. I believe that the highest sports court will put everything in its place” – the athlete added.

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