This statement clarifies several questions and declarations that have been made about RGSI and Igor Morozov by certain individuals and organizations.
In spring 2012 Igor purchased Jack3d from GNC store as a dietary supplement and took Jack3d as part of his diet during preparations for the Open Championship of Europe in May 2012. Igor was not aware that Jack3D contained dimethylpentylamine, an ingredient prohibited by the World Anit-Doping Agency. Nor he knew of the US FDA letter from April 39 which warned producers and marketers of Jack3d to halt sales of this product. Nevertheless, Igor took full responsibility for his actions and cooperated with the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA). Later he was allowed to compete in the Championship of Russia in June 2012. Igor tested clean and won the competition in the 95kg weight category
(for results click here: http://www.girevik-online.ru/index.php/download/category/9-).
Thereafter RUSADA suspended Igor from participation in girevoy sport competitions. Igor regrets his oversight and fully cooperates with RUSADA. He is scheduled for a review in 2014 and is hopeful to have the disqualification lifted then. Throughout his 13 + years career in girevoy sport Igor Morozov has consistently tested clean in all doping tests and won competitions in his weight category. He intends to continue competing as he continues to improve as a lifter.
Ranking Certificates of the Russian Girevoy Sport Federation (RGSF)
In 2011 and 2012, athletes attending Igor Morozov seminars received ranking certificates with RGSF logo and stamp. Subsequently, RGSF revoked the certificates as the RGSF charter did not allow certificate award during seminars. Following agreement reached with RGSF Igor will replace certificates provided to date with RGSI certificates. The ranking and results achieved by athletes at these seminars remain valid under the Russian Girevoy Sport Institute.
RGSI believes that athletes’ performance is the ultimate litmus test of how effective an organization and its coaches are. RGSI is honored to report that students who used RGSI online and seminar services and training materials have significantly improved their results both in absolute terms and relative to their competitors as reflected in achieving advanced ranks under various systems and first places at a number of competitions in US and elsewhere.
RGSI remains committed to its mission to make Girevoy Sport accessible for all and help students achieve their goals . The RGSI is committed to providing its members with technically and ethically sound and safe sport coaching, through our on-line coaching programs and scheduled seminars. The promotion of Girevoy Sport is the core and primary objective of the RGSI!