Ukrainian athlete will play for Russia

Украинская спортсменка будет выступать за Россию

Bronze medalist of the world championship in relay race 4×100 m, a participant of Olympic games in Rio Ukrainian Natalya Pogrebnyak will play for Russia.

According to the Correspondent, the resolution already received from the International Association of athletics federations (IAAF)

“Natalia got married and received Russian citizenship, and the IAAF in response to our request, allowed this athlete to perform at domestic competitions.

She also has a right now to apply to receive neutral status, which is needed for performances at international tournaments.

However, the question of complete change of sport nationality and the opportunity to represent Russia in official international competitions can be discussed with the IAAF only when wfla will be restored to their rights”, – said the Executive Director of all-Russian athletics Federation (vfla) Alexander Parkin.

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