“Why does the option of playing for Poland seem unusual to you? — Rodnina on crossing the Semirunny

State Duma deputy Irina Rodnina, a three-time Olympic figure skating champion, told that speed skater Vladimir Semirunny’s transition to the Polish national team was not unusual.

Semirunniy told on Monday that he had informed the Russian Skating Union of his desire to compete for the Polish national team. The skater is already in Poland. The 20-year-old athlete started cycling training before the season and working out in the gym.

— There are first negotiations with the federation, then with the country, and whether his parents have Polish roots. It’s not like choosing tomatoes at the market. Why do you think this option is unusual? Many federations don’t even try it, it’s not that simple, everything is much more complicated,” Rodnina told .

The International Skating Union (ISU) has confirmed the suspension of Russian athletes from tournaments under its auspices due to the situation in Ukraine.

Source : MatchTV

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