Alina Sagatavoto: Valery sharifulin / TASS
Skater Alina Sagitova wanted to withdraw from the world Championships in Japan because of the reluctance to “humiliate Russia”. She told about it on air of the program “Evening Urgant” on the First channel, reports Sports.ru.
Sagitova remembered that the preparation for the tournament was difficult due to the fact that she changed the weight. Also the skater can’t perform the jumps. “I just didn’t want to embarrass Russia. Because I speak not only for themselves but also for Russia”, — said the athlete.
She said that in preparation for the world Cup were involved in a lot of people. She also received “lots of support”. “Then I realized that you can’t let these people down, Russia and myself,” said Sagitov.
Russian athlete won gold at the world Championships in Japan. It also has gold medals of the Olympic games and European Championships. All these titles Sagitova won 16 years.
Video, photo All from Russia.