The Names Of 23 Russian Athletes Named Neutral Athletes By The World Athletics

The name of 23 Russian athletes regarded by the World Athletics as neutral athletes after meeting the exceptional eligibility criteria for 2021:

They are: Mikhail Akimenko (high jump)
Semen Borodayev (shot put, discus)
Timofey Chalyy (400m hurdles, 400m)
Kirill Frolov (race walking)
Darya Golubechkova (race walking)
Dmitriy Gramachkov (race walking)
Irina Ivanova (pole vault)
Yuliya Khalilova (race walking)
Elvira Khasanova (race walking)
Kseniya Labygina (100m hurdles)
Denis Lukyanov (hammer)
Alyona Lutkovskaya (pole vault)
Vasiliy Mizinov (race walking)
Olga Onufriyenko (800m)
Maksim Pyanzin (race walking)
Sergey Polyanskiy (long jump)
Artem Primak (long jump)
Mariya Privalova (triple jump)
Valeriy Pronkin (hammer)
Yelena Sokolova (long jump)
Sardana Trofimova (marathon)
Anna Tropina (3000m steeplechase, 1500m, 5000m)
Yuliya Turova (race walking)

A total of 27 Russian athletes have so far been declared eligible to compete as authorised neutral athletes in 2021. Two applications have so far been rejected.

The World Athletics Council approved the reinstatement of the authorised neutral athlete (ANA) programme for clean athletes from Russia in March 2021, following the approval of the RusAF Reinstatement Plan.

There is no cap on the number of Russian athletes who may compete at international competitions in 2021 (outside of the Olympic Games and other championships), provided they have ANA status.

However, the Council agreed that for the remainder of 2021, no more than 10 Russian athletes will be granted eligibility to compete as authorised neutral athletes at any championship competition, including the Tokyo Olympic Games, World Athletics Series events and the 2021 European U23 Championships.

RusAF may choose which 10 athletes are able to compete from those who have been granted ANA status, but it must prioritise the selection of athletes who are in the International Registered Testing Pool.

By discernsportblog

Former sprinter, Taewondo and Badminton Player. Sport Physiotherapist

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