Cuban volleyball player Ailama Montalvo will leave Uralochka after racist insults
Cuban volleyball player Ailama Montalvo will leave the Russian club Uralochka after racist insults from Lokomotiv coach Andrey Voronkov. She posted this on Instagramthe social network is banned in the Russian Federation; belongs to the Meta corporation, which is recognized as extremist in Russia and banned).
The athlete thanked the leadership of Uralochka, as well as teammates and fans. “I am sure that I will never forget this time. It’s forever in my heart!” she said. In which club Montalvo will continue his career is not specified.
On May 13, Montalvo, as part of Uralochka, won the silver of the Russian Championship. During the match, coach Voronkov called the Cuban a monkey. Uralochka urged Voronkov to apologize for his remarks about the black volleyball player, but he still has not done so.
Montalvo has been playing for Uralochka since 2019. Silver of the Czech Republic-2022 was her highest achievement in the team. Together with the Cuban national team, the volleyball player became the winner of the Pan American Cup among youth teams.