Athletistic/ Others. All-Russian Swimming Federation President Vladimir Salnikov openly commented on the participation of transgender swimmers in women’s competitions.

– When the first notes emerged that transgender people, especially those who have transitioned from male to female, began to compete with women, everyone in sports shuddered. About Leah Thomas, I only know the details that were published in the press, Salnikov stressed.

– I know there was outrage among the athletes who were forced to share with her everything that was only available to the women’s team. They were quietly indignant, fearing the consequences, that they would be punished, that they would not receive any rewards or subsidies. It’s an incredible story,” concluded Salnikov with emotion, whose words are quoted by the “Championship”.