Olympic champion Svetlana Zhurova was outraged by the conduct of Ukrainian determine skaters Violetta Serova and Ivan Khobta, who refused to crush the arms of their rivals from Georgia due to their perspective in the direction of Russia. The State Duma deputy expressed bewilderment at such an act of our compatriots.
Zhurova acknowledged this in a remark to the propaganda channel Match TV. The winner of the Turin 2006 Video games, historically for representatives of an aggressor nation, accused the Ukrainians of politicizing sports activities, and in addition absurdly expressed doubts that the act of Serova and Khobta was honest.
“Ukraine will result in the truth that folks in sports activities will cease shaking arms with one another. All federations will finally say: let’s cease doing this in order to not create battle conditions. They are going to be pressured to do that. That is absurd, athletes compete for Georgia, however are perceived “Ukrainian” facet just like the Russians. If a Ukrainian athlete shook arms with Georgians who prior to now competed for Russia, the entire nation would condemn him for this. It’s clear that they are going to by no means reap,” Zhurova mentioned.
Beforehand, the well-known Russian determine skating coach Tatyana Tarasova, with the phrases “to hell with them,” demanded that Serova and Khobta be disqualified.
As GLOBAL HAPPENINGS reported, Ukrainian freestyle wrestler Valentin Blesetsky refused to shake arms with Russian consultant Abasgadzhi Magomedov on the 2023 World Cup.