Svetlana Zhurova, Honored Grasp of Sports activities of Russia, member of the Russian Parliament, expressed her opinion about impolite remarks from US rower Megan Kalmoe. Kalmoe earlier mentioned that she was disgusted to see the success of Russian athletes on the Tokyo Olympics, as a result of, as she believes, “they should not be right here.”
“Seeing a crew who shouldn’t even be right here stroll away with a silver is a nasty feeling. Actually disappointing general and I really feel for the opposite athletes within the A-Closing. Massive like to all my mates and frenemies who gave it every thing on the market,” Kalmoe tweeted.
The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) responded to Kalmoe’s imply remarks:
“How badly our victories unnerve our colleagues. Sure, we’re right here on the Olympics. Completely rightfully, whether or not somebody likes it or not. It takes one to learn to lose, however not everybody can do it. Somebody began enjoying the damaged report in regards to the Russian doping once more. Somebody is spinning it once more,” the ROC wrote on Twitter.
Kalmoe is a sufferer of US propaganda
In an interview with lenta.ru publication, Svetlana Zhurova mentioned that one mustn’t reply to such assaults:
“We have to perceive that we’re coping with a sufferer of propaganda that has been gathering tempo in US media recently, and there’s nothing we will do about it,” Svetlana Zhurova mentioned.
In keeping with Zhurova, there’s a new technology of Russian athletes performing in Tokyo, they usually have been “examined beneath a magnifying glass.”
“They’re completely clear and they don’t even take into consideration taking something,” she mentioned. On the one hand, that is such helplessness if you lose and then you definately begin accusing others of unfair efficiency, however alternatively, that is so brainwashed,” the politician mentioned.
Vasilisa Stepanova and Elena Oryabinskaya of Russia gained silver at coxless pair finals on July 29. Rowers from New Zealand completed first, athletes from Canada took the bronze. The USA nationwide staff didn’t make it to the ultimate.
Russian athletes carry out on the 20202 Tokyo Video games with no Russian anthem and no Russian flag. Formally, Russian athletes signify the Russian Olympic Committee.
In December 2020, the Courtroom of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) imposed a two-year ban on the efficiency of Russian athletes beneath the nationwide flag at worldwide competitions on account of a serious doping scandal.