On 22 November 2019, the FINA Doping Panel issued a decision in the case of Ilia Zakharov (RUS) regarding his violation of the FINA DC Rule 2.4 – a combination of three missed tests within a twelve-month period.

The FINA Doping Panel decided according to the FINA DC Rule DC 10.3.2 to impose on the athlete a period of eighteen (18) months ineligibility starting on 22 November 2019 and ending at the conclusion of 21 May 2021 for his first anti-doping rule violation.