Russian Ice Skater Kamila Valieva fails her Doping Test

Kamila Valieva fails doping test

By Lilibeth Arriaga, Staff Writer

Kamila Valieva, the 15year-old Russian ice skater has recently won gold for landing a quad (quadruple-rotation jump) in a Olympic competition. After she took a doping test that came back positive for trimetazidine, a heart medication that has been prohibited. The Anti-Doping agency had banned Valieva from competing in the Olympics which was later stated that she will be allowed to compete. This had many people wonder why it was reversed.

This drug is typically prescribe to older patients suffering from angina and other heart conditions. This drugs helps with improving physical efficiency.

Valieva would be able to compete in the individual competition but no medal ceremony would be held if Valieva takes one of the top three spots. As well as the medal ceremony will be postponed till further notice. 

Valieva failing in her doping test had many people confused, as she has always passed her doping test. It is still in question whether Kamila Valieva is guilty of knowingly using a banned drug. 

Recently, Kamila has stated that she might have gotten a positive test because of her grandfather’s medication. While there has been a mixed up in their medication her grandfather and her explain that that is the reasoning behind her doping test coming positive and how she has no fault in it.

Many people, like sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson, thinks that she should not be allowed to participate in the competition because she used a banned drug regardless. People aren’t happy how the decision was simply reversed.  

Senior Amy Guo shared her opinion on Valieva, saying, I do not think its fair that she has taken a substance that she does not need at all, I think she should have been disqualified overall.”