“It’s mean and petty. Do they want to say that Shcherbakova is not an Olympic champion, or what?” Russians about not inclusion of Scherbakova into ISU photo selection of Beijing 2022 champions
Anna Scherbakova, coaches and choreograpehrs commenten on the selection of photos of the International Skating Union (ISU) with the Beijing 2022 Olympic champions, in which Sherbakova was not included.
On June 23, on International Olympic Day, ISU posted on social networks photos of Olympic champions in figure skating: the French Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron (ice dance), the Chinese Wenjing Sui and Cong Han (pairs) and the American Nathan Chen (men’s skating).
Instead of the winner of the 2022 Games in women’s single skating, Anna Shcherbakova, a photo of Japanese Kaori Sakamoto, who took third place, was published.
Honorary President of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Alexander Zhukov: This is some kind of stupidity. Do they want to say that Shcherbakova is not an Olympic champion, or what? Stupidity. By such actions, they devalue only themselves, nothing else.
It’s just obvious that our skaters are the strongest in the world. Even if they do not allow them to compete and try to rewrite history, this only harms figure skating.
source: RBK sport
Alexander Zhulin: I think it’s all mean and petty. You can replace her with anyone, but the essence does not change. Anna is a brilliant figure skater and Olympic champion.
They do everything in order to prick the Russian team and, in principle, Russia. This applies to both the external situation and sports. This is the act of weak people.
source: RBK sport
Ilia Averbukh: This, of course, is the pinnacle of stupidity, I can’t call it anything else. The contribution of Soviet and Russian figure skating to the world of figure skating, including the formation of the ISU is hige.
It is huge, and the glory of figure skating, its history is largely connected with Russian names, for more than 50 years. I can’t call it anything else but stupidity and an indicator of weakness.
Anna Schernakova: I am 18 years old, and I gave 15 of them to figure skating. I believe that everyone is equal in sports.
Since the recent ISU post, I have received many kind messages from people around the world. Thank you! This means that sport still unites.
Wenjing Sui: “Most of famous choreographers are foreigners. I want to become a Chinese choreographer and see how far I can get.”