Kamila Valieva’s sample shows three substances related to diagnosing heart conditions.
According to an exhibit filed Sunday in a hearing by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) cited by the New York Times, Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva, who is at the center of an undergoing Olympic doping case, had 3 substances that can be utilized to diagnose heart conditions discovered in her testing sample.
In 2017, USADA Tried to Ban Hypoxen
Two among those substances, Hypoxsen and L-carnitine, are not prohibited.
The exhibit is part of a court application reportedly filed by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in its case against the 15-year-old skater. The Dossier Center, an investigative website run by a deported Russian businessman, posted the WADA document online and it was examined for CNN by Travis Tygart, head of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).
The Dossier Center did not post the doping control form shown in the case, and CNN has not examined it.
According to documents given to CNN by Tygart, USADA attempted to restrict Hypoxen in 2017 because of its performance-improving abilities, but that prohibition was not executed.
On Tuesday, Tygart told CNN “It raises a whole host of questions that have yet to be determined and what appears to be the case of a pretty deliberate attempt to use substances to enhance performance.”
Tygart is not engaged in the inquiry but has examined the documents. He mentioned that Valieva announced her doping control from the utilization of Hypoxen and L-carnitine.
Supradyn Also Listed on Valieva’s Doping Control Form
According to the document published by the Dossier Center, Supradyn, which can be utilized as an immunity-boosting supplement, was also listed on Valieva’s doping control form.
The document also stated that Valieva tested at a “2.1 nanograms per milliliter level” for trimetazidine which Tygart explained as “not a trace level.” He then added, “It’s certainly consistent with an intentional use.”
Tygart said “The picture it paints is, you’ve got a 15-year-old. Does she have the wherewithal and the knowledge and the financial resources to find two drugs … to use to increase endurance reduce fatigue?
It’s clear there was an effort to use substances and drugs to increase performance,” adding further “I don’t think for a second this young athlete had the financial resources or knowledge to take these three substances to increase performance, or where to even get these three substances.”
Valieva tested positive for the prohibited substance trimetazidine in December, which is popularly utilized to diagnose the heart condition angina.
He said, “It’s using the three that showed the intent of trying three different routes that ultimately give the same impact on performance: increased endurance, reduced shortness of breath, tiredness.”
CNN has gotten into touch with the CAS and the parties engaged in Valieva’s arbitration hearing to confirm the authenticity of the document posted by the Dossier Center and has yet to hear back.