Irina Rodnina said she was not going to watch the boxing match of Alina Zagitova
Three-time Olympic champion, State Duma deputy Irina Rodnina said she was not going to watch the boxing match of figure skater Alina Zagitova. Her words are quoted by Sport24.
Rodnina appreciated the desire to follow Zagitova in boxing with the phrase “Am I sick.” She considered that the 20-year-old athlete was doing this for the sake of self-promotion, since the skater and her managers did not care much about sports and drawing attention to it. “I don’t even want to comment on this nonsense,” the deputy emphasized.
The fact that Zagitova will hold a boxing match was reported on June 20. Later it became known that she would fight Olympic boxing champion Albert Batyrgaziev at Luzhniki, but this information was denied.
Zagitova suspended performances in December 2019. The figure skater focused on the work of the host in the Ice Age show, as well as performances in ice shows. The athlete is an Olympic champion and silver medalist of the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang.