High jumper Maria Lasitskene commented on the situation with the Russian athletics. Words Russian leads TASS .
“Unfortunately, there are no less positive doping tests. And you need to refuse doping not for the sake of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), but for yourself, for the Russian team, for the children who look at us. Because they do not really understand what juniors and young men are excluded for, who cannot go anywhere, you need to become an example for the future generation, ”said Lasickiene.
The athlete hoped that by the summer of 2019 Russian athletes would regain their rights. “I want the team to take a lesson from these three years. Not that we are poor and miserable, that we are pressed. We need to draw conclusions, we are still not just in neutral status, ”she added.
In 2015, the Russian Athletics Federation (VFLA) suspended its activity at the IAAF due to the use of doping by the Russians. Since then, the removal of ARAF was repeatedly extended, the last time – in December 2018. Russian athletes were allowed to compete in international competitions in neutral status.