Kamila Valieva will leave for Russia after the stressful Olympic Games, which started as a fairy tale, but unfortunately ended badly for the young Russian tennis player. The headlines of Russian newspapers, and in the first TAAS and Sport-Express speak of her fate "Valieva off the podium – a tragedy for which the IOC should be ashamed," "Don't let evil adults cripple you," "Turn on the instinct of self-preservation."
Russia's Minister of Sport Oleg Matytsin believes that the young competitor will overcome all this and return stronger. It is really sad that such a promising athlete experiences injustice, but we have no doubt that she will have a lot of success in the next competitions.
"All the pressure and stress that she had, she withstood with honor and dignity," Russia's Minister of Sport Oleg Matytsin said for TASS. "I really sympathize and worry about Kamila’s performance in the free program.
But she is a very strong and strong-willed athlete, will overcome all difficulties and continue to delight us at future competitions, and we will always support her."
Sport Express columnist opinion
The Sport Express columnist is furious about everything.
It all happened so fast but some details are still unclear. It is certain that much more will be known in the coming period "There were ten days of hell, during which adults and seemingly respectable people from the Western media and the IOC drowned this fragile genius," one Sport-Express columnist wrote on Thursday.
"And they did it for no obvious reason – simply on the basis of unproven suspicions and banal politics." The IOC president is unhappy after all, especially that her loved ones have reacted in a strange way "When I afterwards saw how she was received by her closest entourage, with what appeared to be a tremendous coldness, it was chilling to see this," he said.