Olympic champion in figure skating Alina Zagitova supported the Russians Dina and Arina Averin after the scandal at the Olympics. She reached out to the gymnasts on her page in Instagram…
“You can run faster, jump higher, or more accurately shoot. Unfortunately, the judges’ assessment is subjective. And it is important to remember that the main assessment for our guys is the support of the country. Dina and Arina Averina are an example for many girls in our country! Our pride! Perfection! ” – wrote the athlete.
Zagitova added that sport should be outside politics, “it should unite countries, peoples, people.”
Refereeing in individual all-around at the Tokyo Olympics caused a resonance among domestic fans and experts. The head of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Stanislav Pozdnyakov appealed to the leadership of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) about judging in Tokyo.
Dina Averina lost in the fight for the gold medal to the athlete from Israel Lina Ashram. Arina Averina took fourth place in the competition. For the first time in 25 years, Russian women were left without gold in rhythmic gymnastics.
Dina Averina has 13 victories at the World Championship. Arina won the World Cup four times.