Dmitry Polyanski © Valerii Sharifulin/TASS
A doping sample of Russian triathlete Igor Polyanskiy has returned an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) for recombinant Erythropoietin, World Triathlon reports.
The sample was collected at an out-of-competition anti-doping control on July 21 in Russia’s Vladivostok where Russian athletes were training for the Tokyo Olympics. "The athlete has the right to request the analysis of the B-sample and to challenge the imposition of the provisional suspension before the Court of Arbitration for Sport - Anti-Doping Division (CAS ADD)," World Athletics added. Polyanskiy came 43rd at the Tokyo Games, TASS reports.
World Athletics was notified about the adverse analytical finding on August 5 by a laboratory accredited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
Polyanskiy, 31, participated in four Olympic Games.