Reaction of Elena Isinbaeva, Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist, a Three-Time World Champion and Current World Record Holder

Sun, Jul 24, 2016 | 3,432 Comments
Originally appeared at The Vineyard of the Saker

Reaction of Elena Isinbaeva, two-time Olympic gold medalist (2004 and 2008), a three-time World Champion (2005, 2007 and 2013), the current world record holder.  She has never been implicated in any doping scandal.

Translation: All which an athlete had to do what to jump high enough, pass the test and compete.  Thank you for the funeral of track and field athletics.  This is motivated solely by political expediency.  All the conclusions are directed at the VAFLA (All-Russia Athletic Federation) and there nothing against the athletes, this is clearly a ‘zakazukha’ (a ‘hit’).  We had hope, now we lost it .  Now let these pseudo-clean foreign athletes breathe a sigh of relief and win their pseudo-gold medals while we are away.Strength has always been feared.

Original Russian text: Все, что нужно было сделать спортсмену, — прыгнуть норматив, сдать тест и выступать. Спасибо всем за похороны легкой атлетики. Это чисто политический заказ. Все доводы направлены против ВФЛА и ничего конкретного против спортсменов, явная “заказуха”.  Была, да сплыла надежда …  Пусть все эти псевдо-чистые иностранные спортсмены выдохнут с облегчением и выигрывают свои псевдо-золотые медали в наше отсутствие. Силу всегда боялись.

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