August 18, 2017 / 10:44 AM / in 10 months

Russian triple-jumper Pyatykh gets four-year ban: CAS

ZURICH (Reuters) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has imposed a four-year ban on Russian triple-jumper Anna Pyatykh for violating rules on prohibited substances, the tribunal said on Friday.

File Photo: Anna Pyatykh of Russia competes in the women's triple jump final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 17, 2009. REUTERS/Max Rossi

The ban takes effect from Dec. 15, 2016, the date her provisional suspension began, it said in a statement.

“The CAS acted as first instance decision-making authority for this matter, substituting for the Russian Athletics Federation, currently suspended by the IAAF,” it added.

Reporting by Michael Shields

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