Efimova, another 2012 Olympic bronze medalist, is among the seven Russians banned.
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Russia breathed a sigh of relief after the IOC declined to impose a blanket ban on its competitors at the Rio Games over state-run doping, but the decision met fierce criticism elsewhere with Olympic chiefs branded "spineless".In one of the most momentous moves in its long, chequered history, the International Olympic Committee said Sunday it was up to each sports federation to decide if Russians could take part in Rio.Swimming's world governing body FINA Monday announced a ban on seven Russian swimmers from competing in Rio, making it the first international federation to impose sanctions in light of Sunday's IOC decision.Most Russian competitors will fly out Thursday, R-Sport reported, although it remains to be seen how many will actually take part in the Games.Zhukov said that weightlifters Anastasia Romanova and Tatiana Kashirina – who won silver at the 2012 Games – and freestyle wrestler Viktor Lebedev would not compete in Rio in light of the IOC's criteria, R-Sport reported.
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