istrind (istrind) wrote,
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Нет флага, нет гимна ...

No flag, no anthem for Russian pole vaulter Anzhelika Sidorova who won gold at IAAF World Championships

Anzhelika Sidorova, who is considered the best pole vaulter in Russia after Olympic legend Yelena Isinbayeva, won the gold medal at the ongoing IAAF World Athletics Championships, albeit as a neutral athlete.





  • Doha

  • September 30, 2019

  • UPDATED: September 30, 2019 11:06 IST

Sidorova, center, competing as a neutral athlete, celebrates with Katerina Stefanidi, left, and Sandi Morris, right
Sidorova, center, competing as a neutral athlete, celebrates with Katerina Stefanidi, left, and Sandi Morris, right (AP)

HIGHLIGHTS


  • Anzhelika Sidorova competed in a muted blue uniform

  • An IAAF themed song would be played during the medal ceremony of Sidorova instead of the Russian anthem

  • Sidorova's neutral status bans her from displaying any national symbols

Three medalists on the victory lap. Only two with flags.

That's the reality for Russian pole vaulter Anzhelika Sidorova after winning gold at the world championships on Sunday, officially as a neutral athlete.


https://www.indiatoday.in/amp/sports/other-sports/story/iaaf-world-athletics-championships-pole-vault-gold-russia-anzhelika-sidorova-flag-anthem-uniform-1604670-2019-09-30

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