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Crimean athlete performing abroad under a false Ukrainian passport

Крымская спортсменка выступала за границей под чужим украинским паспортом

Simferopol athlete Ksenia Savina repeatedly used the passport of a Ukrainian sportswoman Galina Boxers] to bypass restrictions to participate in international competitions.

About the cunning move of the athletes, who eventually was exposed, reports

Savina and Boxers] – almost the same age. The first of them was born in 1989, second in 1991. the two began to engage in athletics in Simferopol. But in 2011, the boxers] had retired and turned to coaching, Savina after the events of 2014 became a Russian athlete, but soon ran into difficulties performances on the international stage because of the disqualification of the all-Russian athletics Federation.

“The athletes of the Russian Federation to this day are in foreign starts only in neutral status and after passing in-depth verification reports – In order not to international admission, Savina repeatedly used a Ukrainian passport Boxers], which maintained friendly relations.

According to the “Match TV”, supported by photographs, under the name of Boxers] it for three years, made 11 times. On bottom of the tournaments in Belgium and it was in the top three. To not be recognized, she used dark-colored glasses.” Although without glasses friend have a difficult untutored eye the resemblance.


In this case, “pseudo-Boxers]” Savina in may this year, were caught for doping, she gave a positive test for the banned EPO in September, and after rechecking the samples, the methodology, was suspended from competition.

But still it remains a mystery how in this age of the triumph of biometrics she was crossing the border because, in addition to external similarities with someone else’s photo is now required to present fingerprints and your fingers.

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