"Flaunting pain for her people": Russian media "exposed" Ukrainian world champion who called for complete removal of Russians
Ukrainian world high jump champion Yaroslava Mahuchikh has once again sent Russians into hysterics. Our compatriot called for preventing Russian representatives from participating in international competitions, even in a neutral status, for which she was called a scoundrel in the aggressor country.
In addition, the Sovetskyi Sport media outlet responded by accusing the 22-year-old Dnipro native of seeking profit. In the article "Ukrainian woman demands to extend the suspension of Russians. But patriotism has nothing to do with it", author Oleksandr Shulgin repeated the traditional narratives of Kremlin propaganda that all athletes are afraid of competition with representatives of the Russian Federation.
"Of course, it's much easier to win when you have eliminated your competitors. After the Russians were suspended, Yaroslava's last obstacles to winning top-level awards disappeared. It is even more convenient to exert a small amount of pressure on international sports federations, demanding that sanctions against Russian athletes remain in place, boasting of patriotism and pain for their people. It is clear that these feelings are not alien to Mahuchikh, but her actions are beginning to clearly show a selfish motive," the Russian media wrote.
Earlier, Mahuchikh caused hysteria among Russians after she shouted the patriotic cry "Glory to Ukraine!" at the 2023 World Cup, where she won "gold". Russian propagandists demanded that the athlete be fined at the very least, calling her behavior a bacchanalian act.
As OBOZ.UA previously reported, Yaroslava Mahuchikh took part in a non-standard photo shoot for the fashion magazine Vogue, provoking a resonance among fans.