Athletistic/Gymnastics. 2020 Olympic champion Nikita Nagorny stressed that Russian sport has successfully adapted to the sanctions imposed by the IOC and international federations. The gymnast highlighted several sports that have been able to adapt effectively to the current situation.

“Boxing, figure skating and rhythmic gymnastics have successfully adapted to today’s reality. Boxing continues to participate in international competitions under the Russian flag and anthem, organizing numerous events with the participation of world stars. For example, December’s International Boxing Association (IBA) tournament in the United Arab Emirates. Figure skating represents new tournament formats emphasizing show jumping and team competitions . And in rhythmic gymnastics, the performances were adapted into full-fledged shows and concerts dedicated to important dates in our country. This indicates that many people are “We are making efforts so that athletes can continue to perform under the circumstances current. How a person who has achieved success in his sports field, I can say: one can only stay in shape by participating in competitions and performances,” the gymnast noted in an interview with RIA Novosti.

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