Adelina Sotnikova (27, Russia), the former Russian figure skater who won the gold medal at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics after defeating Kim Yeon-ah in a close call, has made a surprising revelation.
Recently, Sotnikova was interviewed on the Russian YouTube channel Tatarka FM. The interview was about Kamila Valyeva, the doping scandal at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics 안전토토사이트.
He was asked about how it feels to be pressured at the Olympics for being Russian. He recounted his own experience. “Trying to win an Olympic gold medal at the age of 15 is not easy, both physically and psychologically,” she said.
“In that situation, I tested positive for doping in 2014. I felt helpless and hopeless,” she confessed.
“They asked me to come to court, but in the second test everything went well and I was not disciplined,” Sotnikova said.
“Olympic champion Sotnikova admits to testing positive for doping in 2014,” a Russian media outlet reported.
Sotnikova’s admission of doping positivity is causing a stir. Notably, her urine sample was allegedly tampered with when the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) published its 2016 report on systematic doping in Russia.
The Russian figure world immediately reacted to Sotnikova’s comments. Russian Figure Federation Secretary General Alexander Kogan told Russian outlet Sportru that Sotnikova’s comments were “the first time I’ve heard such a story. It’s not true.”
Sotnikova won the gold medal in the women’s singles figure skating event at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in a lopsided decision over Kim Yeon-ah, who was trying to win her second straight Olympic title. Kim won the silver medal in a close call. Sotnikova retired in 2018.