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The 2010 European high jump champion, Alexander Shustov of Russia, has been given a four-year suspension for testing positive for a banned substance.
He appealed the initial suspension, however, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld the ban.
Shustov’s suspension started June 4, 2020, and will continue until June 4 in 2024, effectively ending his competitive career.
He told TASS, “I disagree with the CAS decision. My lawyers said that they are not going to stop and plan on moving further and file an appeal.
“Results from July 8 in 2013, to July 7 in 2017, have been annulled.
Shustov, who achieved a personal best of 2.33 metres to win the European title in Barcelona in 2010, has claimed he will pursue the case further. He finished seventh and eights at the 2011 and 2013 World Athletics Championships, respectively.
“I do not believe that what took place there can be called justice.”