Yuri GROMOV, “FACTS”
Three-time world champion Mary Laecken, which is one of the main rivals of Ukrainian Yulia Levchenko and Yaroslava Maguchy at prestigious competitions in sector for high jump, made his departure from the Russian team. The athlete has publicly expressed dissatisfaction with the situation of the athletics Federation of the country (vfla).
“In today’s conditions it is impossible to exclude any variant of my further actions, including the departure of the team. I’m tired of the mess the last five years, the impunity and inaction of the leadership of our sport, not properly protecting the clean athletes, “—reports the words of Mary to the news Agency TASS.
Note that the reaction Laecken caused by the decision of the International Association of athletics federations (World Athletics) to postpone until the end of July consideration of the results of the neutral status of the Russian athletes because of the club not paid on time a penalty of $ 5 million.
We add that a native of the small town of Cool (Kabardino-Balkaria) has won 45 tournaments in a row in the period from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2018. It is the second longest series in the history of the high jump among women. Only Romanian Yolanda Balas scored more victories in a row — in the period from 1956 to 1967 she has won 150 of the competition.
Earlier, the “FACTS” reported that after a stroke died, the President of the European athletics Association Sven-Arne Hansen.