Adelina Sotnikova: “In 2014, they said that they found doping in my probe, I was supposed to have a trial, but I was acquitted because the second sample was opened and everything was fine.”
Adelina Sotnikova on Kamila Valieva’s doping case.
“Everyone saw how she was, especially when she was already allowed to compete and came out for the short program. Well, a 15-year-old child who came to the Olympics… she had every chance to win another gold, and then there were things coming from all sides: the media, messages, comments. Of course, she didn’t read it, but still, it’s psychologically very difficult.
Perhaps it was another way to suppress the Russian athlete because, remembering 2014 when they said after some time that they found doping in my probe and I was supposed to have a trial and everything, but then I was acquitted because the second sample was opened and everything was fine. But this is a different story. I felt terrible, I was in a depressed state. And imagine: a child who performed, already won gold, and she just needed to go out again and win gold one more time… well, of course, we had other girls who competed, and it was unpredictable who would win.” said Sotnikova on TatarkaFM
“For me, winning the Olympic silver medal at that time felt like a shock, the end of my entire life.” Big interview with Anjelika Krylova