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Lasitskene explained the refusal to meet with Putin


Olympic champion in high jump Maria Lasitskene explained her refusal to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin after the Tokyo Games. TASS reports.

She noted that attending an event in the Kremlin would automatically imply for her a refusal from all September tournaments, including the Diamond League final. Lasickene stressed that these competitions were very important in terms of preparation for major tournaments. “Everyone understands everything, so we calmly went on our trip abroad for five starts in a row,” said the Russian woman.

Olympic champion in high jump Maria Lasitskene explained her refusal to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin after the Tokyo Games. TASS reports.

She noted that attending an event in the Kremlin would automatically imply for her a refusal from all September tournaments, including the Diamond League final. Lasickene stressed that these competitions were very important in terms of preparation for major tournaments. “Everyone understands everything, so we calmly went on our trip abroad for five starts in a row,” said the Russian woman.

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