Olympic champion in fencing on swords in the team competition Sophia the Great elected chair of the Commission of sportsmen of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC). Earlier this post was held by three-time Olympic champion in synchronized swimming Olga Brusnikina.
Great was elected in a vote at the Commission meeting, which was held on Thursday in the building of the ROC in the all-Russian forum of athletes. Her Deputy became the head coach of Russian national team in modern pentathlon Andrei Moiseev and the famous volleyball player Ekaterina Gamova.
The Commission, in addition to the above athletes, also included Olga Zaitseva, Fedor Klimov, Lada Zadonskaya, Svetlana Romashina, Yuriy Borzakovskiy, Tagir haybulayev and Anastasia Myskina.
Upon election, the Great Sophia promised to do everything possible to help and protect local athletes.
“It is a great honour to be the Chairman of the Commission of athletes. Before I was skeptical. I will do everything possible to help, to protect the Russian athletes so that they feel worthy and achieved even greater results. Many who were elected to the Commission, it is understood. Athletes will train safely, knowing that there are people who defend them”, – quotes TASS of the Great.