Silver medalist of the 2013 World Championships in the triple jump Ekaterina Koneva said that she was not touched by the situation around the two-time Olympic champion in pole vault Elena Isinbayeva. The words of the athlete are cited by Sport24 .
“There is no desire to dive into this story and follow what someone said. This is her life, her decision, which will remain only on her conscience. If she so wanted, then she needs it, but I’m not going to condemn or justify anyone, ”said Koneva.
On July 12, El Digital Sur wrote that Isinbayeva had moved to live in Spain . On July 17, the athlete announced that the awards and military rank she received from the CSKA sports society were formal, and in September she returned to work at the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
On July 27, the head of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), Stanislav Pozdnyakov , said that Isinbayeva had distanced herself from the organization in which she is a member of the executive committee for two years. At the same time, the ROC cannot exclude her from the executive committee, because the Olympic champion is a member of the International Olympic Committee.
During the 2018 presidential election, Yelena Isinbayeva joined the Putin Team movement, founded by Washington Capitals hockey player Alexander Ovechkin .
In February 2023, Isinbayeva was placed on the Ukrainian sanctions list for 50 years .
Earlier, CSKA veteran Vladimir Ponomarev called for the urgent expulsion of Isinbayeva from the ROC.