Shubenkov and 18 compatriots will compete as neutral athletes at the World Championships, the biggest worldwide meeting to include Russians since their country's athletics federation was suspended almost two years ago over an independent World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) report that exposed the country's widespread state-sponsored doping.
The International Association of Athletics Federations' (IAAF) council met in London on Monday and was told by the chairman of its independent task force on Russia, Norwegian anti-doping expert Rune Andersen, the disgraced sporting superpower had still not met the reinstatement criteria.
None of the 800m medallists from Rio will line up in London.
"It will be hard for the athletes to compete because they are patriots". "It was a long time coming, but I am not satisfied because I feel like I have more to come, and we will see what happens (at the World Championships)", Forbes said.
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He also jumped his personal best earlier in 2016, clearing 2.36m at the Hustopece Indoor Championships in the Czech Republic - just 2cm short of Steve Smith's British indoor record.
"I'm competing as a neutral but what's most important for me is to show results, to defend my title", she said.
"No flags, banners or posters bearing the national colors, name or flag of the country of the Neutral Athlete shall be taken into the vicinity of any venue associated with the event, including but not limited to the competition venue, warm-up area, call room, training grounds and hotels", it adds.
Rutherford said: "As an athlete there is no substitute for the thrill of competing in a world-class event such as the World Championships". "That lifted a weight off my shoulders". "It follows IAAF logic", he said.