Tatiana Totmianina: “What’s next? In winter, they will take away our women’s figure skating, where we are ahead of the whole world?”
Olympic champion in pair skating Tatiana Totmianina shared her opinion on the performance of Russian athletes at the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo.
source: Tatiana Totmisnina’s Instagram account
Tatiana Totmianina: I am proud of our team, which performed excellently at the Tokyo Olympics. Our athletes respect rivals, refereeing, organizers, they never mix politics with sports, which cannot be said about others. And this is just a mockery.
I don’t even want to recall the statements of the American athlete who accused our swimmers of cheating, he does not deserve attention, but what they did to Dina Averina is beyond the bounds.
At the end of the Olympics, right on cue, the judges decided to make a final attempt to break our team, giving low marks to the beautiful girls-gymnasts. Yes, it’s a shame. Yes, it hurts! Up to tears! But can this weaken us? No!
What’s next? In winter, they will take away our women’s figure skating, where we are ahead of the whole world? The more we resent, the more pressure on international associations will be. And the less chance that this will happen again. Our team performed better than ever!
It is a pity that the Olympics are turning into a political show, where sports factors are far from the first place. I would like to believe that this will change. And the athletes’ citizenship will cease to be the reason why they do not receive a well-deserved award. Guys, you are great! We are proud of you!”
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