Meet Luiza Galiulina, she is the Olympic gymnast from Uzbekistan who was unfortunately suspended from the 2012 London Olympics after she test positive for the banned diuretic furosemide, although she denies taking the drug.
According to media Uzbek gymnast Luiza Galiulina was provisionally suspended from the London Olympics by the IOC disciplinary commission when she tested positive for the banned diuretic furosemide. The diuretic mostly used as an edema, hypertension and for the treatment of congestive heart failure, according to Luiza who said she had no idea how the diuretic entered her system added that for two weeks at the end of June her mom treated her, she took medicine for a heart condition on July 22 and 23rd.
“However the IOC said they were not comfortably satisfied, as required under article 10.4 of the world anti-doping code, of the absence of an intent to enhance sport performance or mask the use of a performance-enhancing substance. The athlete declared she did not take furosemide, but that she knew what it was and its effects.”
Luiza’s suspension was effective immediately on Wednesday when the test results were revealed, on Sunday she will have a B urine sample tested.
20-year-old Luiza Galiulina was born on June 23rd, 1992 in Tashkent, Uzbekistani. She stands 4ft 9in tall, trains in Profsous Uzbekistan under the direction of coach Svetlana Kusnetsova and Oksana Chusovitina. She competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, but she was eliminated in qualification. She won the bronze at the 2010 Asian Games. You can see the rest of Luiza Galiulina’s results at the Olympics four years ago here.