The scandal related to Kamil Valieva shook the whole of Russia, but also other countries where the young Russian woman had her fans. The scandal arose when the young figure skater tested positive for doping. After that, everyone was looking forward to what would happen.
Valieva was given permission to continue the competition, but it turned out that all this affected her, and it was clear in her last performance that she was not mentally at the required level. What surprised many was the reaction of Valieva's team, who reacted very strangely after her performance, and it was obvious that something was wrong with the team.
Her coach, Eteri Tutberidze, said; “Why did you let it go? Why did you stop fighting? ” This did not suit IOC President Thomas Bach who gave an opinion on the matter "When I afterwards saw how [Valieva] was received by her closest entourage, with such, what appeared to be a tremendous coldness, it was chilling to see this."
"Rather than giving her comfort, rather than to try to help her, you could feel this chilling atmosphere, this distance”.
Mike Tirico on Valieva
NBC’s Mike Tirico, just like most, believes Valieva’s biggest victim, but no one seems to have managed to protect the young Russian at the moment.
It is sad that a 15-year-old woman suffers so much pressure and stress, but the real culprit in all this will have to be found. We'll see how all this affects her “The coaches and National Olympic Committee surrounding Kamila Valieva, whether they orchestrated, prescribed or enabled all of this is unclear, but what is certain: They failed to protect her,” Tirico said.
We hope that Kamila will come out of this stronger and that she will return from the winning path as soon as possible. Scandals like this can be very difficult, but her career is ahead of her, and a bright future awaits her