Decathlete Ilya Shkurenev said that the monthly salary in Russia is 50 thousand rubles
Russian decathlete Ilya Shkurenev spoke about prize money at national athletics competitions. His words are quoted by Championship.com.
The athlete said that the average monthly salary in Russia is 50 thousand rubles. “Let’s say you win three starts in a year. If you count on these prize money, they will be enough for me for three months. And if you are an athlete, your preparation for the competition is much more expensive, ”he described the amount of prize money. Shkurenev added that it is impossible to compare Russian payments with prize money in international competitions.
Shkurenev is the bronze medalist of the 2012 and 2014 European Championships, as well as the 2015 European Indoor Champion. At the world championships, he twice took fourth place.
On August 17, three-time Olympic champion in synchronized swimming Svetlana Kolesnichenko spoke about salaries in Russian sports. The athlete estimated her salary with the phrase “you want to cry”, comparing it with the payments of football players.