“The bronze medal is a signal for a doping-free sport and that we strive for it.” Loena Hendrickx on possibly getting a bronze of 2021 Europeans following Valieva’s ban
Translation of Loena Hendrickx’s comments about Valieva’s doping case and potentially getting bronze of the 2021 European Championships.
original source: sporza.be
Here’s a translation of Loena Hendrickx’s comments made for Sporza.
“Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva has been handed a four-year doping suspension by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). As a result, the Russian team – including Valieva – will lose their gold medal at the Olympic Games in Beijing. Additionally, her results at the European Championships will be invalidated, potentially leading to Loena Hendrickx receiving a bronze medal from the 2021 European Championship.
At the 2021 European Championship, Loena Hendrickx finished fourth. Valieva won gold at that time, ahead of two other Russian skaters. Since all results of Kamila Valieva since the date of the Russian Nationals will be nullified, Loena can soon expect a bronze medal.
“It’s a bit mixed feelings,” Hendrickx responds. “But the bronze medal is still a signal for a doping-free sport and that we strive for it.”
“I have always believed in her, but now I support the decision. A clean sport is extremely important,” said Hendrickx.”
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