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Russia: Doping scandal situation getting 'worse and worse' - Efimova

6 24.08.2016 Инфо

Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova spoke at a press conference in Moscow on Wednesday about how the doping scandal had affected her experience of competing in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
Relaying how her competitors had ostracised her, the Rio silver medallist said, "It was especially difficult because previously I got along with others well, but then I noticed how some stopped greeting me."
She was also pessimistic about future sports events, in which Russia would want to compete on the world stage, "I don't see any improvement, the situation becomes worse and worse. The situation with Paralympians - this is the extreme and I think that during the next winter Olympic Games the pressure will be higher."
Yulia Efimova won two silver medals in Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, coming second in the 100 metres and 200 metres breaststroke event.
Despite being cleared to compete after she served a 16-month ban for taking banned substances dating from 2014, Efimova relayed how the doping scandal had still marred her experience of the Games. Efimova maintains that the banned substance for which she served her sentence was ingested unintentionally.