Russia’s Top biathlete Anton Schipulin ended his career. According to the latest Doping allegations the 31-Year-old will not return to the world Cup and will be on Saturday at the World Team Challenge in Gelsenkirchen to take his leave. “This race for me is the last in my professional career,” said the season-the Olympic champion in 2014: “I have the necessary Motivation.”

Schipulin had disputed this Winter is still not a race. Only in January he wanted to return to health setbacks, but it’s not coming.

Last Schipulin was in the headlines, because the Austrian authorities investigation due to “serious fraud in connection with Doping” shots. The learning is specifically to violations of five Russian athletes and coaches at the world Cup in 2017 in Hochfilzen. There Schipulin had won the Men’s team the gold medal.

“I was well prepared”

Schipulin stated that he had been “the Anti-Doping rules can never hurt. I have always completed, in good conscience, all the doping tests.” The reason for his resignation, especially the exclusion of the Olympic winter is games in Pyeongchang in February 2018. “I was well prepared and had a good Chance,” said Schipulin. Several Russian athletes were not allowed to compete as a result of the scandal surrounding the Russian state doping in Pyeongchang, others started there under a neutral flag.

At the winter games in Sochi 2014 Schipulin had won a relay Olympic gold, and as the final runner of the victory against Germany backed up. However, Russia could rules this medal is still disallowed, because Schipulins former team-mate Yevgeny Ustjugow of the Biathlon world Association IBU was established in November, officially because of violation of the Anti-Doping.

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