In Poland, the World Drafts Championship is held, in which Russia is represented by Tamara Tansykkuzhina. The Russian flag was removed, and the Olympic speed skating champion Svetlana Zhurova was outraged by this fact.
“The removal of the Russian flag under Tamara Tansykkuzhina depicts the disrespect that lies in the false organization of the tournament. The International Drafts Federation had to understand how to deal with Russia even in the process of organizing, and if they didn’t do it, it’s their problem, ”Svetlana Zhurova reported in an interview with Sport-Express.
According to the State Duma deputy, such behavior can knock down an athlete, like the universe, hurt patriotic feelings. “Rather, the organizers were given a scolding, and they ran to remove the flag. Their heads no longer thought about anything else, ”added Svetlana Zhurova.
The Russian flag was tidied up during the game between Tamara Tansykkuzhina and the Polish athlete Natalia Sadovskaya. This decision was driven in by the order of WADA.
“The removal of the Russian flag was an absolute surprise. After the game, I was told that the chief referee refused to remove the flag during the game, but it had to be done under pressure, ”Tamara Tansykkuzhina reported.
Drafts players play the fourth day for the title of world champion. In real times, Natalya Sadovskaya leads with a score of 32:16, the confrontation will end on May 3.