Advocate for the removal of the Russians from the Olympics, she herself will miss the Game

Two-time world champion in biathlon Gabriela Soukalova not going to the winter Olympics in South Korea’s Pyeongchang. Previously, the Czech athlete vehemently demanded the removal of the Games-2018 national team of Russia.


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According to the newspaper Blesk, the Czech biathlete is not able to recover from problems with the calf muscles, which she developed in the offseason.

The head of the Union of biathletes of the Czech Republic Jiri Hamza said that officially he will discuss with the athlete on Monday. At the same time will be declared the national team in biathlon in the Olympics.

Koukalova previously hardly loudly demanded the removal from the Olympic games the Russian national team. When her dream finally came true, Czech rejoiced and declared that “justice has triumphed”.

We will remind, the Russian athletes will be able to perform at the Olympics 2018 only under a neutral flag. Also during Games will be banned demonstration of the Russian flag and execution of the Russian hymn.

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