We should not forget the merits of two-time Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva to Russia, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on July 20.
In this way, he commented on the controversy around Isinbayeva’s statement that in September 2023 she would resume work in the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes’ Commission, since the organization did not find grounds for her removal. Isinbayeva also said that she had never been a member of the Russian Armed Forces and considers the rank of major, which she was awarded for her performance in CSKA, to be nominal.
“Of course, the sports community reacts harshly to Isinbayeva’s statement. It so happens that, not knowing what was discussed, we simply fall upon the athlete, whom we were proud of just recently, ”Peskov told TASS.
He also recalled that Isinbayeva did not condemn anything and did not criticize anyone. The official representative of the Kremlin urged to remember the merits of the athlete, in whose honor the anthem was played many times and the flag of the Russian Federation was raised. Sports Weekend with Izvestia Decisive Wimbledon tennis matches, the Russian Football Super Cup, the finish of the Silk Way Rally and other events
Yelena Isinbayeva became the champion of the Olympic Games in 2004 and 2008, in 2012 she won the bronze medal of the London Olympics. Also, the jumper is a three-time world champion in the open air and a four-time world champion in the room. She was elected to the IOC Athletes’ Commission for an eight-year term in August 2016.Share: