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Russian athlete admits to doping

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Moscow, January 12 – The bronze medalist of the 2014 European Championships in the hammer throw, Russian athlete Sergey Litvinov, admitted that he used doping while preparing for selection for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
He did not qualify for the London Olympics without qualifying for the Russian Championship.

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“After that year, I didn’t take anything because I realized that this was not the sport I would like. My motivation in sports was the desire to become stronger and develop in a very difficult technical discipline. I was interested in training methods, improving results, techniques and psychology for these Sport without those three things, but with doping, it didn’t give me pleasure and it didn’t make sense to me.”
Litvinov is also a two-time winner of the European Team Championship as part of the Russian national team, the silver medalist of this tournament, the bronze medalist of the Universiade 2013, and the Russian champion in the same year. His father, Sergei Litvinov Sr., won the 1988 Olympic Games in the hammer throw. He is the silver medalist of the Moscow Olympiad in this discipline, two-time world champion, former world record holder.
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