The head of the All-Russian Federation of Rhythmic Gymnastics Irina Viner-Usmanova commented on the final of the Olympic individual all-around in rhythmic gymnastics, where Russian woman Dina Averina took second place.
In her words, the athlete did not lose, but won. Viner-Usmanova stressed that the refereeing was a flagrant injustice.
“It will go down in history just like Nemov, when he was applauded for 12 minutes. Dina Averina did everything cleanly, she was not mistaken in the last look, ”she said.
She also emphasized that the gymnast from Israel, Lina Ashram, who took the gold, made a glaring mistake, for which all teams usually take off points, both for performance and for technique and artistry.
“Everyone had to shoot. They always say that if there is such a mistake, then a person can never, if the other did not make the same mistake, become a champion, let alone an Olympic champion, and even more so in the last event. It was just a disgrace to rhythmic gymnastics “, – quotes her RT Saturday, August 7th.
The head of the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation Oleg Matytsin, in turn, congratulated Averina on the silver medal of the Games in Tokyo and stressed that she showed an excellent performance and made elements of the highest complexity.
At the same time, he expressed confidence that everyone who watched the competition had many questions for refereeing.
“It is no coincidence that such a large number of protests against judges were filed by athletes from different countries. For us, Dina Averina is the real champion of this Olympics. She deserved to win gold, – quotes “Sport-Express»Message of the press service of the Ministry of Sports.
Earlier on the same day, Averina lost to the representative of Israel, Lina Ashram, who became the Olympic champion.
At the same time, the work of the judges during the all-around final in rhythmic gymnastics was criticized. So, the honored coach of the USSR Tatyana Tarasova called the incident a disgrace and said that the referees did not want to give gold to Russian athletes.
Averina herself called the refereeing unfair. According to her, she is more offended not because she took the silver, but because of the injustice. Averina emphasized that she has always been for pure sport.
During the competition, the ROC team several times filed protests against the judges’ assessments of the Russian women Dina and Arina Averin, but only one of them was satisfied – after performing with clubs, Arina was added 0.400 points. At the same time, during the performance with the ribbon, Ashram dropped the shell, but the judges gave her 23,300 points – only 0.700 less than Dina’s.
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.