Image result for Kuchina welcomes Chance go compete under neutral flagWorld high jump champion Mariya Kuchina has welcomed the IAAF’s doping review board’s decision to clear her, but remains puzzled over why she had been banned for over a year.

Kuchina is among seven Russian athletes recently cleared to return to competition under a neutral flag.

The athletics governing body said the seven athletes had all met the “exceptional eligibility criteria” after satisfying the board that they have been training in an environment that passes the necessary anti-doping requirements.

Majority of Russian athletes will miss the World Championships in London in August.