The head coach of Russian track and field athletes Yuri Borzakovsky called Maria Lasitskene the queen of high jumps after her victorious performance at the Tokyo Games.
He noted that he was extremely happy with this success of the athlete. Borzakovskiy also congratulated Lasitskene, her coach, manager, spouse and the whole team with gold “from the bottom of my heart”.
“This season for Masha turned out to be tense and difficult as never before. But Masha coped with it. She is the real queen of high jumps, “Borzakovsky said in an interview with TASS…
Lasickene became the Olympic High Jump Champion at the Tokyo Games earlier that day. The three-time world champion brought the ROC team 20th gold at the Tokyo Games. As a result, the team moved to the fourth place in the overall medal standings of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, notes “Sport-Express“.
Thus, the ROC team surpassed the result of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in the number of awards of the highest standard.
So, at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, which took place in 2016, the Russian team had 55 medals: 19 gold, 17 silver and 19 bronze. The ROC national team at the Tokyo Games already has 68 medals: 20 gold, 25 silver and 23 bronze.
On August 7, Russian synchronized swimmers won gold in the group competition at the Tokyo Games. For Russians, this is the sixth victory at the Olympics.
The XXXII Olympic Games in Tokyo are held from July 23 to August 8. More than 11 thousand athletes from 206 countries take part in the competition, 339 sets of awards are played in 41 sports. The Russian team includes 333 athletes.