Efimova calls for investigation into Salt Lake City doping laboratory after selection for Russian Rio 2016 team


Russian swimmer Yuliya Efimova has called for an investigation into the Salt Lake City doping laboratory after she failed a drugs test for meldonium.

It comes as the 24-year-old has been named in the Russian team for August’s Olympic Games despite an anti-doping hearing by the International Swimming Federation (FINA) having not yet delivered a verdict.

Efimova, the 100 metres breaststroke champion at last year’s home World Championships in Kazan who has four world titles in all, has sent a letter to both the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) calling for an investigation.

“The incompetent and negligent persons who work in the laboratory disrupt [sic]the preparing of Yulia Efimova to the Olympic Games in Rio 2016 and jeopardized her appearance in Rio,” said the letter, written in conjunction with her agents Anna Mitkova and Andrey Mitkov.

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