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Igor Trunov (UKR) banned for four years

Igor Trunov (UKR) banned for four years 13.11.2017

International Canoe Federation has banned Ukrainian canoe sprint kayaker Igor Trunov for four years after he failed the doping test earlier this year. In the press release it is stated that 25-year-old Ukrainian returned an “elevated testosterone reading” during an in-competition test at the first ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup of the season 2017 in Montemor-o-Velho, Portugal.

Igor Trunov won several medals in the season 2017 and will be now forced to return the medals he won in K4, K2 and K1 events. Together with Daniyil Kuzmin, Kyrylo Cernomorov and Oleh Kukharyk Trunov picked up gold medal in K4 500 metres event at the first World Cup event in Montemor-O-Velho, together with Ivan Semykin he also finished first in the K2 500 metres event, and was second in K1 200 metres final of the same competition. He will be also stripped of bronze medal he won in K2 event in Szeged.
Furthermore Igor Trunov also reached the podium at this year’s European Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, where he won bronze medal in K2 500 metres final. Russian duo Oleg Gusev – Vladislav Blintcov was fourth in this event.
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The case was examined by the ICF doping control panel and ruled the kayaker should serve a four-year sanction.
"The International Canoe Federation is determined to wipe out cheating in our sport," said ICF president Jose Perurena. The European Canoe Association also holds the policy of zero-tolerance of doping.