A doping sample “B” professional Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin has tested positive for Meldonium, reports ESPN with reference to the world anti-doping Agency (WADA).
After the doping sample “A” was found Meldonium, Povetkin had the right to re-analysis, and he used it, said ESPN. The analysis was carried out on 26 may and he, like in previous times, revealed Meldonium.
On the eve Povetkin told “Interfax” that Meldonium used only in the permitted period, until 1 January 2016.
That the doping sample Povetkin was found, it became known on may 15. According to ESPN, a positive result given the sample, put a boxer on April 27. The head of the promotion company “World of Boxing” Andrey Ryabinsky reported that the contents of Meldonium in the sample Povetkin was 70 nanograms (0.07 micrograms).
According to the requirements of WADA, the athlete’s blood permissible content below one microgram of Meldonium per milliliter, but on the condition that the sample was taken until March 1, 2016.
After reports of a positive test result for doping Povetkin was delayed his match with American Deontay Wyler, scheduled for may 21.