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News ID: 92440
Publish Date : 14 July 2021 - 21:47
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LONDON (Reuters) - Swimming’s world governing body (FINA) said sport’s highest court has rejected an appeal from Uzbekistan’s federation over its decision to invalidate results from two Olympic qualification meets and that it may now impose sanctions.
FINA said in June it had received evidence some results from the Uzbekistan Open Swimming Cup (Nov. 24-29, 2020) and Uzbekistan Open Swimming Championships (April 13-17, 2021) had been “manipulated”.
Swimming World magazine reported that the timings which were removed from FINA’s rankings belonged to Aleksey Tarasenko (100m freestyle) and Adilbek Yusupboev and Eldor Usmonov (both 100m butterfly), who achieved qualifying marks.
The Uzbekistan Swimming Federation lodged an appeal against FINA’s decision but the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) turned it down.

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