Russian track and field athlete eligible to compete at the Olympic games

FILE - In this June 20, 2016 file photo, Russia's long jumper Darya Klishina speaks at the national track and field championship in Cheboksary, Russia. Klishina is the only athlete who met the standards when track's governing body, the IAAF, banned the Russian team from the 2016 Summer Olympics in June after an investigation revealed a culture of widespread, state-sponsored doping within the program. (AP Photo/Nikolai Alexandrov, File)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – The lone Russian track and field athlete at the Olympics has won her appeal to compete at the Rio de Janeiro Games.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled early Monday morning that long jumper Darya Klishina is eligible to take part in Tuesday’s qualifying.

Klishina was the only one of 68 Russians cleared to participate in Rio by the IAAF, largely because she has been based outside Russia for the past three years.

But the sport’s governing body banned her from the Olympics last week after receiving what it said was new information.

CAS ruled that Klishina was eligible to compete because she fulfilled the requirements set by the IAAF.

The long jump final is scheduled for Wednesday.

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