Irina Khazova

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Irina Khazova
Irina Khazova by Ivan Isaev from Russian Ski Magazine.jpg
Khazova in 2010.
Personal information
Birth name Irina Artemova

Irina Viktorovna Khazova, born Irina Artemova (Russian: Ирина Викторовна Хазова; born March 20, 1984 in Sarov) is a Russian cross-country skier who competed from 2003 to 2007. She was then suspended for two year for the use of illegal drugs (doping). She then resumed her career for the 2009–10 Olympic season in very good shape. Khazova won a bronze in the women's team sprint event at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Her best World Cup finish so far is a second place, which she earned in a 10 km classic competition at Ruka, Kuusamo, Finland on November 29, 2009.

Khazova competed for Russia at the 2007 World Championships in Sapporo, finishing 24th in the 7.5 km + 7.5 km double pursuit.

Doping sanction[edit]

Khazova tested positive for the diuretic Furosemide in 2007 and received a two-year sanction from sports.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stein Erik Kirkeboen: Juks avslørt og tilslørt, Aftenposten 19 February 2009, p.13
  2. ^ topher Sabot: Up and Coming Russian caught for doping, fasterskier.com, 9 July 2007