Who is Kamila Valieva?
Kamila Valieva is a Russian figure skater. She is also a 2022 Olympic team event champion who has sparked controversy due to a positive drug test for trimetazidine, a heart medication that improves endurance and blood flow efficiency.
Kamila Valieva Age
Valieva is 15 years old as of 2021. She was born on 26 April 2006 in Kazan, Russia.
Kamila Valieva Height
Valieva stands at a height of 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) tall.
Kamila Valieva Parents
Valieva was born and raised in Kazan, Russia to parents of Tatar ethnicity. Information about her family and childhood including her parents and siblings is not available. This section will be updated as soon as information about her parents is available.
Kamila Valieva Olympics 2022
Valieva made her senior international debut at the CS Finlandia Trophy in 2021. After falling on her triple Axel attempt, she finished third in the short program. She landed three quad jumps in her free skate, setting a world record score of 174.31 points and a new world record for total points (249.24).
Valieva, who was making her senior Grand Prix debut at the 2021 Skate Canada International, won the short program with a new personal best score of 84.19, finishing 2.95 points ahead of second-place Elizaveta Tuktamysheva. She skated a flawless free skate with three quads and only one minor error in her triple Axel. She once again broke the world record for women’s free skate (180.89) and the total score (265.08).
Kamila Valieva Drug Test
On 8 February 2022, a urine sample submitted by Valieva for a drug test on 25 December 2021, at the Russian Championships in Saint Petersburg, tested positive for traces of the banned substance trimetazidine, a drug used to treat angina and increase endurance and blood flow efficiency.
The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) issued her a provisional suspension the same day, one day after skating in the team event, which she successfully appealed. Following the report of Kamila Valieva’s positive drug test on February 12, 2022, the International Olympic Committee stated that it would welcome an anti-doping investigation into her “entourage.”
On 14 February, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) issued a provisional ruling allowing Valieva to compete in the women’s single event, deciding that not allowing her to compete “would cause her irreparable harm in the circumstances,” though any medal awards for her performances, including in the team event, would still be considered. The court’s favorable provisional ruling was influenced in part by her age, as minor athletes are subject to different rules than adult athletes.
Kamila Valieva Net Worth
Valieva has an estimated net worth of $2 million also of 2022.
Kamila Valieva Coach
Valieva’s coaches are Eteri Tutberidze, Sergei Dudakov, Daniil Gleikhengauz, and