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.