Mariya Lasitskene Among 18 Russian Athletes Cleared To Compete In 2018

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The IAAF doping review board ruled that 18 Russian athletes will still be allowed to compete as Authorized Neutral Athletes (ANA) for the 2018 season. All 18 athletes competed as neutral athletes for the 2017 season. 

High jumper Mariya Lasitskene, who won the 2017 World Championships, is the most high-profile of the group. 

The IAAF received more than 80 applications for ANA status and says their doping review board is prioritizing athletes who plan on competing at the IAAF world indoor championships and other top-level winter competitions. 

After a World Anti-Doping Agency investigation into widespread anti-doping violations, the IAAF banned Russia in 2015. Athletes were allowed to compete provided they were able to demonstrate that they were meeting anti-doping requirements. 

Here is the full list of approved athletes: 


Viktor Butenko

Danila Danilov

Aleksandr Lesnoy

Yuliya Maltseva

Sofiya Palkina

Aleksei Sokyrskii


Vyacheslav Kolesnichenko

Alaina Mamina

Polina Miller

Long/Triple Jumpers

Alexsey Fedorov

Irina Gumenyuk

Viktoriya Prokopenko

High Jumpers

Mariya Lasitskene

Danil Lysenko

Pole Vaulters

Alyona Lutkovskaya

Ilya Mudrov

Olga Mullina 

Anzhelika Sidorova

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