“The greatest athlete was left without a reward. I don’t know how they will then look into the eyes of our athletes ”- Ishmuratova about Bolshunov

Double Olympic champion in biathlon Svetlana Ichmuratova believes that the representatives of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) followed the political example by not recognizing the Russian skier Alexandra Bolshunova the best athlete of the Beijing Olympics.

South Korean short tracker Hwang Dae Hong has been named ANOC’s 2022 Athlete of the Year. He won the 1500m and silver in the relay.

– I really feel sorry for Sasha Bolshunov. I think he’s the best sportsman. It is a shame for international sports personalities to have followed the example of politics. And at the same time, they shout that sport is out of politics. And it turns out our greatest athlete was unrewarded. I don’t even know how each of them, at the end of this story, will look into the eyes of our athletes. They are on the move! Everyone totally understands everything, but they do what they’re told across the ocean.

But we are strong people. We’ll put up with it, we’ll put up with it, but it’s too bad for Sasha. Of course, I am very upset by this news,” Ishmuratova told .

Source : MatchTV

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