Poor Maria Sotskova. Her competitive career was over, yet she didn't just flat out and retire. Now she is smacked with. a 10 year ban from the sport for trying to slim down for her wedding by taking a diuretic... Though I kind of think if it was Alina Zagitova, her punishment may not have been so severe, or it would have been swept under the rug altogether.My understanding is that they can’t take themselves quietly off the doping monitoring list. It usually goes through their federation, who will contact the WADA. So if Zagitova wants not to be on the monitoring list, she would have to let her federation know that she is retired and naturally the federation would stop paying her salary. Life is a bitch, one can’t have it both ways.