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Putin said Valieva brought the sport “at the height of true art”

The President of Russia congratulated the Olympic champion on her 16th birthday and presented her with the Order of Friendship

Kamila Valieva (Photo: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Russian President Vladimir Putin, at a meeting with Olympians in the Kremlin, highlighted the level of skill of the Beijing Olympics gold medalist in team competitions figure skater Kamila Valieva.

“She absorbed all the most complex elements of figure skating, its plasticity, beauty, power and tenderness in her talent. With her work, she brought sports to the height of real art, such perfection cannot be achieved dishonestly with the help of some additional means, manipulations, ”Putin said.

On April 26, the Kremlin hosted the state award ceremony for the winners and laureates of the Beijing Games. Valieva received the Order of Friendship.

Valieva, the Russian and European champion and holder of all three world records in women’s singles, won the Beijing Olympics team tournament as part of the Russian team, after which she found herself at the center of a doping scandal. .

Following the end of the team tournament, it became known that Valieva passed a positive doping test for trimetazidine in late December 2021.

The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) imposed a temporary suspension on the athlete, which was lifted by the agency’s disciplinary committee the following day. The IOC, the International Skating Union (ISU) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) filed appeals against the skater’s admission to the Games, but the CAS exit panel sided with RUSADA and allowed Valieva to compete in the individual tournament. in which she failed the free skate and took fourth place finish.



Source: sportrbc.ru

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