It was furosemide. See below.
She allegedly tested positive for only a diuretic. Anyone who has danced in the last 40 years has probably known the benefit of a diuretic before a dancing competition. It's not to hide PEDs, put-leaze. Your muscles look sharper, more toned and defined. The only reason why they test for diuretics is that it can mask actual PEDs. Does Maria Sotskova look like she's taking PED? Hardly. Just trying to adjust her water weight before competition. But diuretics ARE NOT performance enhancing drugs. The drugs are only on the list because diuretics can mask a drug urine test.
Wow. I am sorry but this sounds a bit ridiculous. So they tested a retired skater, and found out that she took diuretics to lose weight? Well, I am glad that they managed to obtain another proof how evil those Russians are. Another proof or drug abuse! Seriously? Is that really worth messing up with her future career?Copying over from the Russian news thread:
As it became known to RT, the athlete in November 2019 decided to end her career, but did not formalize her departure from the sport, did not notify RUSADA in writing.Фигуристка Мария Сотскова не уведомила Российское антидопинговое агентство (РУСАДА) об окончании карьеры, перед тем как сдать положительную допинг-пробу, которая привела к дисквалификации на 10 лет.russian.rt.com
In this regard, Sotskova continued to remain on the RUSADA lists as an active athlete, and in March 2020 they tried to take an out-of-competition doping test from her. The athlete, in a conversation with doping officers, insisted that she had already retired, but in the end she was forced to do a test that tested positive for furosemide.
According to RT, Sotskova provided a certificate confirming that she was taking the drug for medical reasons, but the clinic did not have a license to issue it. In this regard, the athlete was accused of forgery and was disqualified for 10 years.
Exactly! When I go to a clinic, it is not as if I would be making checks whether they are licensed to make prescriptions or not. I would take whatever they gave me and hope it would help me.Why is it forgery if the clinic she went to wasn't licensed to issue the prescription? Earlier descriptions of this case made it sound like she drafted a fake document. But now it seems like the clinic wasn't authorized to write a prescription for furosemide and now that's her problem?
She didn't compete in March why did she use PED? I hardly believe any figure skater used PED.
Uh, "MissK" isn't that what you just quoted me as saying the exact same thing, RIGHT????? I am so very grateful for your internet and wonderful social media expertise. EYEROLL. Ne(h) to MissKar, too bad. Sharpen up your smart skills, you do realize you sounded kind of somewhat interesting at one point and not stupid at least...until... work on it, MissK. You said everything and NOTHING. Go back to the drawing board, Miss.
Lasix is NOT a PED. It is a diuretic, which promotes urination. For some drugs it is a masking agent for the real PEDs, which is why Lasix is banned. My dancer friends in college would take it before every audition. I feel badly for Maria. She doesn't need this abuse. And maybe she didn't even know what Buyanova recommended.
It would be wise for you to first become a member of this community before you start hurling insults about. Otherwise you will never be welcomed here.
Miss K. has almost 20,000 posts and is known to most of us. In comparison, you have only 222 posts and are new here.