22 Nov 2021

Provisional suspension imposed on Timur Mukhtarulin


Anti Doping

Timur Mukhtarulin has been provisionally suspended under Article 7.12.1 of the 2021 Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (the "Programme"), pending determination of the charge against him at a full hearing pursuant to Article 8 of the Programme.

Mr. Mukhtarulin, a 19-year-old player from Ukraine, provided a urine sample on 31 August 2021 in association with his participation in the World Tennis Tour M15 Chornomorsk, played in Chornomorsk, Ukraine from 30 August to 5 September 2021. That sample was sent to the World Anti-Doping Agency (“WADA”) accredited laboratory in Montreal, Canada for analysis, and was found to contain amfetamine. Amfetamine is a non-Specified Substance, which is prohibited under category S6 of the 2021 WADA Prohibited List (Stimulants), and is therefore also prohibited under the Programme. Positive tests for non-Specified Substances carry a mandatory Provisional Suspension. Mr. Mukhtarulin did not possess a valid Therapeutic Use Exemption for the use of amfetamine.

Mr. Mukhtarulin was sent a pre-charge notice of Anti-Doping Rule Violations under Articles 2.1 and 2.2 of the Programme (presence of a Prohibited Substance in a Player’s Sample, and use of that substance) on 12 November 2021 and was provisionally suspended from 22 November 2021. Mr. Mukhtarulin had (and retains) the right to apply to the Chair of the Independent Tribunal convened to hear his case why the Provisional Suspension should not be imposed (or should be vacated), but has not exercised that right to date.