On February 19, doping officers interrupted Alina Zagitova’s training session in order to take a urine sample after she had failed to do it before her practice.
Russian figure skater Ekaterina Bobrova shared with Russian media outlet Lenta.ru that doping control officers had disrupted numerous training sessions, and this happened not only to the Russian athletes.
“Doping tests are okay. In Russia people pay special attention to them, putting everyone in a flurry. Zagitova’s training session is said to have been disrupted, but the same happened to the Italians. Alina was not the only one. It’s good that they conduct tests, and they control everyone,” said Bobrova.