Russian athlete tests positive for trimetazidine

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A second Russian athlete has tested positive for a performance enhancing drug at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
Bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva tested positive for a heart drug on February 18.

Sergeeva, who finished 12th in the two-woman bobsleigh event, tested positive for a banned substance trimetazidine, a stimulant usually used to treat patients suffering from angina.

The disclosure of another positive doping test comes just 24 hours after the Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky was stripped of an Olympic bronze medal.

The Russian Olympic Committee is currently banned, although 168 of the country’s athletes have been competing as neutrals under the Olympic Athletes from Russia banner.