Yulia Efimova was one of the main hopes of Russia on the Olympic medals in Rio de Janeiro, which this summer will host the Games in 2016. And now her disqualification may be for life, because previously Russia has already handed over a positive test for steroids (they eventually found dehydroepiandrosterone) and was suspended in 2013 for 16 months.

Efimova 23 years, and she is a four-time world champion. Trains in the group of American coach Dave Salo.

Detected in a doping sample Efimova Meldonium (Mildronate) is included in the list of prohibited substances of the world anti-doping Agency (WADA) from 1 January 2016. It is a prohibited substance both in-competition and out-of-competition periods, and belongs to the class of "Hormones and modulators of metabolism". It is believed that the drug helps athletes to recover faster after heavy loads.

Over the past week in the use of this drug were found several well-known Russian athletes led by tennis player Maria Sharapova, which as well as Efimova, resides in the USA.