I’m not a fan of drug testing or drug testers in sport other than body building.
So its always quite pleasing to me when they get slapped down within their own system of nonsense. Given the collective punishment the drug testing folks have applied to Russian athletes it pleases me to no end that long jumper Darya Klishina won her case yesterday and will compete at the Olympic Games in the qualifying round today and final on Wednesday night.
Darya is among the top 50 long jumpers of all time.
She lives and trains at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, and hasn’t lived in Russia for 3 years. Been tested here in the U.S. more than 30 times
Quite outstanding that her case was overturned and the fact that her coach is Loren Seagrave makes it all the more satisfying.
Back in the day, a few months before I left Virginia in 1990 I was chairman of the sport science & sports medicine committee of the local association of USA Track & Field. I brought in fellow sport science nut Loren Seagrave, the top sprint & hurdles coach in the world to speak for 4 hours at T.C. Williams high school for a sprint clinic I hosted for local high school track coaches the day before northern Virginia’s regional championship meet, also held at T.C. Williams.