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Friday, 12 June 2015

“Ukrainian” Synchronised Swimmer Rallied to Russia… To Join Russian National Team

00 marina goldyakina. russian swimmer. 12.06.15

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Ukrainian synchronised swimmer Marina Golyadkina joined a Russian team. “F-Sport” reported that Secretary General of the Russian Olympic Committee (OKR) Anastasiya Davydova said, “She was from Donetsk, she had Ukrainian citizenship, but since August 2014 she trained in Russia under my guidance and will represent Russia in future”. Davydova pointed up that Golyadkina couldn’t be part of the Russian national team at the European Games in Baku, which start on 12 June. The International Swimming Federation issued a ban, despite no opposition from the Ukrainian side, as there’s a mandatory 12-month waiting period if an athlete changes their citizenship (this period will expire this August). According to Davydova, synchronised swimmer Marina Goldyadkina is a Master of Sport (International Class); she was a bronze medallist of the World Championship in 2013 in Barcelona and the winner of the European Cup.

11 June 2015

Lenta.ru

http://lenta.ru/news/2015/06/11/golyadkina/

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