Anastasia Davydova, who left Russia, is ready to leave the Synchronized Swimming Federation
Olga Brusnikina, First Vice-President of the Synchronized Swimming Federation of Russia, spoke about the plans of the five-time Olympic champion Anastasia Davydova, who left Russia. Her words are quoted by RIA Novosti.
“The executive secretary of the federation contacted her, and she confirmed that she was ready to leave the presidium,” said Brusnikina. She added that there are still no official statements about the reasons for Davydova’s departure and her possible return.
On September 27, it became known that Davydova had left the country. “For me, this is a surprise. I can’t comment on that,” Tatyana Pokrovskaya, head coach of the Russian synchronized swimming team.
Davydova won five gold medals at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics. She also has 13 victories at the world championships. In 2012, the athlete ended her career and then entered the presidium of the Russian Synchronized Swimming Federation. In addition, she is the Secretary General of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC).