Two-time Olympic champion in pole vaults Elena Isinbayeva will run for the post of President of the Russian athletics Federation (vfla). The athlete said during a speech at the plenary session of the Federation Council.
“I have made an Executive decision to head of wfla, and to return our Federation membership in the international Federation (IAAF). Of course, your support is needed, we must act together, and I’m sure that together we will get justice and will do so the sport was out of politics. I already have a plan for the restoration of our Federation, the IAAF, will not be easy” – quoted by TASS Isinbaeva.
Recall that the IAAF disqualified wfla for multiple doping violations, the Russian athletes and to this day have no right to participate in international competitions.
In August 2016, the 34-year-old Isinbayeva has declared end of sports career, she was elected to the athletes ‘ Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
The head of wfla for the next Olympic cycle will be elected on December 9, the report-election conference. To apply for the post of President of wfla only the candidates nominated by the regional federations.
Acting head of the Federation Dmytro shlyahtin not yet made a final decision about participation in the upcoming elections. However, he previously stated that rival Isinbayeva does not intend to.