Pavel Smirnov, the lawyer of the coach Mikhail Klishov, convicted for the spread of doping, in an interview with SE told about the case of his client.
- RUSADA on January 30, 2018 did not have a WADA sampling license and no medical license either. In fact, illegal actions were carried out, they did not bother with this. And most importantly, out of five samples taken, the court found that three were injected. And of them, testosterone was found only in one, - said Smirnov "SE". - But at the same time they also found the forbidden etiocholanolone. That is, this suggests that this comrade may have injected himself with something else. But there is an even worse factor - his urine pregnanediol is 22 times higher than the norm. Of all I have found in medical reference books, this is a substance produced by the female ovaries during pregnancy and the mainstrual cycle. This suggests that RUSADA has again mixed up the samples. I don’t think that this was beguiled in the Swiss laboratory, they receive a sample with a number, not a last name, so they don’t know whether it’s a woman or a man.
The court rejects this, says that the significance of this factor has not been proven and that this is female urine. But in our process a doctor from Arkhangelsk was interrogated, he is the head of the medical department. When asked about pregnanediola, he replied, "I don't know what it is." Plus, the head of the RUSADA investigation department Ivanov was interrogated, he answered the same. That is, the prosecution did not explain in any way where the substance of a pregnant woman came from in the urine of a 17-year-old guy. The prosecution does not prove its arguments in any way, cannot answer questions.
In general, the Swiss emphasized substances that are off scale at times. Whoever did the study thought they had brought in samples of a pregnant woman. The norm for pregnanediol is 0.8%, and he was found to have 22.8%. (Sergey Fedorov)