Following Russian teammates Vlad Morozov and Nikita Lobintsev, reigning World Champion breaststroker Yulia Efimova has reportedly officially filed her appeal with the Court Arbitration for Sport (CAS) today.
Efimova is one of 4 nominated Russian swimmers who were withdrawn by the Russian Olympic Committee for prior doping sanctions, as directed by the IOC decision that didn’t completely ban Russia from the Olympics, but put very high standards on their participation.
We reported earlier this week that Efimova’s agent, Andrew Mitkov, made it known the Olympic medalist would indeed be appealing the decision, but, according to state-run Sputnik News, the appeal has now actually been filed.
“Efimova’s personal appeal has been submitted, her personal lawyer Artem Patsev has confirmed this fact,” the federation’s press service told R-Sport.
For Morozov and Lobintsev, the CAS announced that a hearing for the two will be the first of the temporary court set up in Rio de Janeiro for the purpose of quickly reviewing disputes that arrive at the Olympic Games. They have not announced Efimova’s appeal specifically.
We will report on the process for Efimova as soon as that information is made available.