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Nadezhda Viktorovna Sergeeva (Russian: Надежда Викторовна Сергеева; born (1987-06-13)June 13, 1987) is a Russian bobsledder.[1]

Nadezhda Sergeeva
Nadezhda Sergeeva 2018-01-31.jpg
Personal information
Full nameNadezhda Viktorovna Sergeeva
NationalityRussian
Born (1987-06-13) 13 June 1987 (age 32)
Kemerovo, Russian SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Sport
Country Russia
Sport Bobsleigh

CareerEdit

Sergeeva competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics for Russia. She teamed with Nadezhda Paleeva as the Russia-2 sled in the two-woman event, finishing 16th.[2][3]

As of April 2014, her best showing at the World Championships is 9th, in the 2013 team competition.[1]

Sergeeva made her World Cup debut in February 2011. As of April 2014, her best World Cup finish is 10th, at Cesena in 2010-11.[1]

In March 2016 it was reported that Sergeeva had failed a drug test, testing positive for meldonium.[4] The test showed less than 1 µg meldonium.[5]

Sergeeva and teammate Anastasia Kocherzhova won the first ever medals for Russia in the women's event at the 2017 FIBT European Championships, which took place with the World Cup tournament in Winterberg at the same time.[6]

In February 2018, during the 2018 Winter Olympics, Nadezhda Sergeeva was tested positive for the banned performance-enhancing drug trimetazidine.[7] That drug is used by people with cardiac insufficiency; Nadezhda had previously problems with her heart. Her mother Tatiana works as physician in the Cardiac Center of Kemerovo.[8] Her results were annulled and she was suspended on 24 February 2018.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "FIBT Profile". Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Sports Reference Profile".
  3. ^ "Sochi2014.com profile". March 19, 2014. Archived from the original on March 19, 2014.
  4. ^ "Meldonium - viele Sportler unschuldig? sportschau.de 12 April 2016". Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Юрист: РУСАДА оправдало бобслеистку Сергееву и велогонщика Якушевского". 22 June 2016. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Российские бобслеистки впервые выиграли медали чемпионата Европы". 13 January 2017. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Nadezhda Sergeeva tests positive for a banned substance". Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Допинг. Бобслеистка Сергеева испытывала проблемы с сердцем, ее мать работает в кардиологическом центре". 23 February 2018. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Russian bobsledder Sergeeva admits anti-doping violation: CAS". 24 February 2018. Retrieved 24 February 2018 – via Reuters.

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