“I can’t say anything specific about Tessa’s position, it’s better to ask those who shaped her consciousness at a conscious age. But I hope that Russian athletes will be allowed to compete.” Marina Zueva on the statement of Tessa Virtue and other Canadian Olympians
Marina Zueva commented on the statement by Tessa Virtue and other Canadian Olympians demanding that Russian and Belarusian athletes not be allowed to compete.
Tessa Virtue and other Canadian athletes sent a letter to the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Canada, which had previously supported the IOC’s position on the admission of Russian athletes in a neutral status, and urged not to allow the Russians.
“I can’t say anything specific about Tessa’s position, it’s better to ask those who shaped her consciousness at a conscious age. I coached Tessa for the last time in 2014, of course, I only have the warmest memories of her. Their ice dance duo then was the first to win the Olympic Games in Canadian history. And she always performed at a very high level. I always said that Tessa should skate as long as possible to show people her talent.
Of course, I am sad to hear the news that Russian athletes are not being allowed to compete. Sport is a world of friendship and progress. History knows many cases when someone was against someone else. But I hope that they will be allowed to compete and we will wait for the best and positive outcome.” said Zueva
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