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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Privalova's Choice

MOSCOW () -- Russian sprint queen Irina Privalova has decided to compete only in the 400 meters at next week's world indoor championships in Barcelona, giving up the chance of gold in the 60 and 200 meters events.

The names of several other leading Russian athletes are also missing from the team announced Wednesday.

Russian officials said the Barcelona championships were too late in the season and would interfere with preparations for the world outdoor championships in Gothenburg, Sweden, in August.