World champion sprint the hurdles Sergey Shubenkov was thinking about moving to the US to get from the International Federation of athletics associations (IAAF) tolerance for the 2016 Olympic games.
“The mood at me has been negative to a certain time, – quotes “R-Sport” Shubenkova. I thought what to do, I have re-read these criteria many times that the IAAF put. Tried to rush, wanted to move to America… We put conditions, that we should not live in Russia! I thought if they fit, then something will change.”
“It was serious, and in the rush of emotions at the same time. Yeah I did, learned, how it can be done, looking for where. But the main difficulty was that we must move to coach because otherwise I have no prospects will not” – said the athlete.
In November 2015, the IAAF excluded from the ranks of the all-Russian athletics Federation (vfla) on the basis of the report of WADA, in which Russia was accused of numerous violations of anti-doping rules. Because of this, all domestic track and field athletes, with the exception of resident divers in length Daria Kishineu have missed the Games in 2016.
Shubenkov recalled that, according to the criteria of the IAAF, it was necessary not only to live abroad, but also to train in a different system of training. To interpret the wording of the Federation could somehow, and, in the end, the situation boils down to exactly one thing: if you want, you will allow, if not – it will not allow.
“And then I’m on it can not influence in any way. Now I have calmed down and resigned,” said the Sprinter.
Note that even before the Olympics, two-time Olympic champion in pole vaulting Yelena Isinbayeva did not rule out that “if this confusion will last long,” the young Russian athletes can begin to change sports citizenship.