Three-time world champion in the high jump Russian Maria Laecken winning in February at the Moscow tournament “Russian winter” with the best result of the season in the world, still can not get her prize money for participation in the competition.
– The head of wfla Yurchenko complained that all the sponsors turned away from the Federation
“After Russian winter it’s been five months and Maria still has not received the prize for this commercial tournament – TASS was told by the Manager sportswoman Olga Nazarova. And she’s not the only one, I was approached four of my athlete that were not earned at these competitions money. I am the Manager of these athletes can’t ignore this fact, so I wrote on Monday a request to the President of the club Evgeny Yurchenko. Answer to my letter I have not yet received”.
“I hope that in the near future will get the answer, and athletes, very soon, your prize,” concluded the Manager.
Tournament “Russian winter” was held on February 9 at the Moscow track and field athletics arena of CSKA. The competition was held by the Federation of modern pentathlon of Russia with the support of the working group of the Russian Olympic Committee in connection with the national athletics Federation was temporarily lost at the time of state accreditation.
Laecken have a height of 2.05 m in the final attempt and the fourth time in his career he became the winner of “Russian winter”, and then had to get the prize for first place and best score.