Russian turner Ivan Kuliak, who sported an button linked to the irruption of Ukraine on a orders tribune, had been called out for his “ shocking geste”.
Kuliak’s shirt had the letter “ Z” prominently placed as he stood coming to Ukraine’s Kovtun Illia, the gold quarterfinalist at a Gymnastics World Cup event in Doha.
The “ Z”, a letter that doesn’t live in the Cyrillic Russian ABC, has been seen daubed on Russian tanks and vehicles in Ukraine and has come to symbolise support for the irruption.
Kuliak, a former each- around and bottom public inferior champion, had won the citation order on Saturday.
The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) confirms that it’ll ask the Gymnastics Ethics Foundation to open correctional proceedings against Ivan Kuliak following his shocking geste at the Apparatus World Cup in Doha, Qatar,” a statement from the ruling body said.
It had formerly been decided that from Monday all Russian and Belarusian turners will be banned from unborn competitions.
The FIG espoused farther measures against Russia and Belarus on 4 March,” FIG said in a statement. “ From 7 March 2022, Russian and Belarusian athletes and officers, including judges, aren’t allowed to take part in FIG competitions or FIG-sanctioned competitions.”
In taking its decision, the FIG said it took in account the rearmost recommendations from the IOC, the station of its athletes’ commission and the “ deep enterprises” and positions expressed by numerous public slimnastics coalitions.
Russia’s irruption has been condemned around the world, transferred further than1.5 million Ukrainians fleeing abroad, and started sweeping Western- led warrants aimed at crippling the Russian frugality. On Sunday eight civilians were killed outside the capital Kyiv when Russian forces shelled a ground as they were trying to flee to safety.