The Russian hackers have released fresh information regarding WADA and Romanian rower Roxana Cogianu is on the list.
The group of Russian Hackers known as APT28 and Fancy Bears has released on the internet fresh WADA confidential information regarding athletes that have competed in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Among them is Romanian rower Roxana Cogianu. The document reveals that Cogianu’s tests revealed the presence of a forbidden substance, i.e. dexamethasone, but the rower had the permission to use the substance.
Cogianu was part of the women’s coxed eight team, which won the bronze medal in Rio.
The information released by the hackers includes eight countries: US, Germany, UK, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Denmark and Russia. Among the mentioned athletes there is tennis player Bethanie Matek-Sands (US) – gold medallist in mixed doubles, Czech tennis player Petra Kvitova, British cyclist Christopher Froome – bronze medallist in contretemps.
In its first release, the fancy Bears issued confidential information about tennis players Serana and Venus Williams, US gymnast Simone Biles and US basketball player Elena Delle Donne.
Romania women’s coxed eight won the bronze medal in Rio. The team made up by Roxana Cogianu, Ioana Strungaru, Mihaela Petrilă, Iuliana Popa, Mădălina Bereș, Laura Oprea, Adelina Boguș, Andreea Boghian and Daniela Druncea finished in 6’ 04” 10/100. The gold medal went to the US with 6’ 01” 49/100, followed by UK’s team.
Romanian Rowing Federation: Roxana Cogianu was on medical treatment
The Romanian Rowing Federation has issued a release on Thursday saying that athlete Roxana Cogianu was under medical treatment following a surgical operation in 2014 and this is the only connection with the situation revealed by the Russian hackers.
The federation further informs that the athlete needed medical treatment and, according to WADA rules, the federation had sent all the medical documents to the international federation and to WADA, the release signed by secretary general Sandu Pop reads.