Ukrainian Krivitskaya refused to shake hands with a native of Russia with a Georgian passport at the 2024 Fencing Championships (video)

Ukrainian Krivitskaya refused to shake hands with a native of Russia with a Georgian passport at the 2024 Fencing Championships (video)

The rival reacted to this act with an obscene tirade

Ukrainian Elena Krivitskaya refused a handshake after a victorious fight at European Championship 2024 fencing with Maya Guchmazova – a native of Russia representing Georgia.

In response to this, the rival burst out with obscene language: “Why can they do anything, f*ck, are they f*cked up, or what?” Krivitskaya had previously won a convincing victory over her with a score of 15:9, and after that she immediately left the court, ignoring the post-match formality.

Guchmazova is 32 years old. She was born in Vladikavkaz, Russia, and from a young age represented Russia in international competitions. She was awarded the title of Master of Sports of the aggressor country. Since 2017 he has represented Georgia.

This is not the first such scandal at major fencing tournaments. Let us recall that in July 2023, Ukrainian Olga Kharlan was disqualified from the 2023 World Championships after defeating Russian Anna Smirnova, who competed under a neutral flag. After the meeting, the Ukrainian refused to shake hands with Smirnova, who had previously published a photo with her brother, a Russian army soldier, and demonstrated support for Russian troops.

Subsequently, the FIE (International Fencing Federation) Executive Committee suspended Harlan’s disqualification and allowed the Ukrainian to participate in team competitions. Olga received a special invitation from the International Olympic Committee to the 2024 Olympic Games.

In April 2024, it became known that fencers from Russia and Belarus would not be at the Olympic Games in Paris.

The 2024 European Championship started today, June 18, in Basel, Switzerland.

Source: Sportarena

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