Three-time world champion in the high jump Maria Laecken reacted to the resignation of the President of the Russian athletics Federation (vfla) Dmitry shlyahtin. Words athletes leads TASS.
She stated that she came Shlyakhtina replaced Yuliya Tarasenko also must immediately leave the organization. The official Laecken called a protégée of the former President of the vfla. “I want to congratulate all those who pushed through the appointment. You fellows, the operation to eliminate the Russian athletics almost completed,” — said the champion.
Resignation shlyakhtina it became known earlier, on November 23. Two days ago, the official was suspended by the decision of the organization of the independent Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU). He was punished for interference in the investigation jumper Danil Lysenko. As a result of trials it was found that the exculpatory evidence can be faked and forgery he was helped by the staff of wfla.
Laecken is the best athlete of Europe by the European athletics Association (EAA). She has repeatedly criticized the leadership of the club. So, in October, she called Slatina and his team to resign.
Laecken and other Russian athletes can participate in international competitions only in the neutral status. In 2015 the international Association of athletics federations (IAAF) suspended the activities of the club due to systematic violations by the Russians anti-doping rules.