The Olympic medalist was forced to retire


Alain Saverimutto: Ramil Sitdikov / RIA Novosti

Russian snowboarder Alain Zavarzin has announced his retirement. Her words leads to “Match TV”.

“In General, I don’t need much Russian sports. So I thought, what the universe tells me it’s time to finish this. Three months I was in prostration and depression, because I didn’t know what to do next. Understood only that to link their future with the structure of the sport I don’t want to. This structure knocked out of me,” said the athlete.

According to Zavarzin, her career ends due to bureaucratic delays. “Winning the overall KM in 2017, I didn’t not get that salary increase and General salary for the next season. Taking on the Olympic games the fourth place, I have not received compensation for their spending on a sports psychologist and the presidential scholarship. After victories in the Olympic discipline in the Championships of Russia in the last two years I was offered to solve its problems itself”, she added.

August 26, “Sport-Express” reported that Zavarzin may miss the new season due to disagreements with the snowboard Federation of Russia. According to the publication, the sportswoman for the past season were not paid salaries.

At the Olympic games in Pyeongchang, Zavarzina took 4th place in the parallel giant slalom. At the Olympics in Sochi, the Russian won a bronze medal in the same discipline.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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