Aug 16, 2016

    Klishina's IAAF ban overturned on eve of long jump

    RUSSIAN long jumper

    Darya Klishina will compete

    in Rio after her ban from the Games was struck down

    by sport's highest court

    on the eve of her event.

    Russian track and field suffered a final humiliation in Rio on Saturday when the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) suspended Klishina, the nation's only athlete to have

    so far survived a blanket doping ban, three days before she was due to compete.

    But the Court of Arbitration for Sport told Reuters on Monday it had upheld her appeal against the ban.

    Klishina had been given an exemption to compete in Rio as a neutral athlete after Russia's athletics squad was banned following revelations of state-backed doping

    in the country.

    Ahead of the Games, the IAAF had ruled the 25-year-old, who is based in the United States, was not involved in the doping programme and had been subject to sufficient

    drug tests outside Russia.

    Qualifying for the women's long jump begins on Tuesday.