Russian athlete welcomes the overturning of her doping ban

Russian athlete reacts to overturning of her doping ban
Russian athlete reacts to overturning of her doping ban
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Elena Nikitina will also get the bronze medal she won at the 2014 Sochi Games returned to her.

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One of the 28 Russian athletes who has had their doping ban overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport desribed how the ban had affected them.

''Suddenly there were a lot of enemies, even in our own country, who were writing on social media 'you had it coming, you shouldn't have doped' - there are plenty of fools everywhere," Elena Nikitina said.

But we managed to deal with it. It happened at the start of my season, during the very first competitions, and all season we were soldiering on in this mood. We have won and our anthem was played, we were in the mood for battle."

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