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4th Placer Valieva Received Harsh Criticism From Former Olympic Stars

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Russian figure skating star Kamila Valieva, also known as “Desperation,” has been criticized by former Olympians for her performance at the Beijing Olympics. Now, she is being heavily criticized by former Olympians at the Beijing Olympics, where she was the most promising candidate for the gold medal.

I wonder where her true feelings lie… (Joint photo)

Born in Kazan, Russia, on April 26, 2006, Kamila Valieva won the 2019 Junior Grand Prix Final and the 2020 World Junior Figure Skating Championships, and has been competing as a senior since the 2021/2022 season. She immediately won the Skate Canada and Russia Cups in succession, both with the highest scores in the world. At the Russian Championships, she won for the first time, breaking her own world record, although it was not recognized by the International Skating Union (ISU). She also won the European Championships in January this year. She was no longer an opponent, and was the leading candidate for the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics.

It is said that Valieva “has the best of Alexandra Trusova,” who jumps several quadruple jumps, Alena Kostornaia, who boasts of her high expressiveness and triple axel, and Anna Scherbakova, who has quadruple and stability. The above three are known as the “three geniuses”, and Valieva has been described as “Russia’s Masterpiece”. No other player can ever beat her …, which explains the nickname “Despair”.

But … In the middle of the Beijing Olympics, the suspicion of illegal drugs was presented to Valieva. However, due to her age of 15, the Court of Arbitration for Sport allowed her to compete.

In response, former Canadian representative Meagan Duhamel criticized the decision, saying that “the Olympic spirit is dead. She also pointed to Japan’s Kaori Sakamoto, saying, “If Kaori is still in third place after the free program, she will win two Olympic medals (after the team competition), but she will not be allowed to attend the awards ceremony,” she said.

Former U.S. national team member Adam Rippon also praised his coach Mariah Bell, saying, “She did a great job in this crazy competition.” He added, “Personally, I thought the Japanese women were fantastic.”

South Korea’s Kim Yoona also said, “Athletes who violate the doping rules are not allowed to compete. There should be no exceptions to this principle. The efforts and dreams of all athletes are equally precious,” she said on Instagram.

The “legends” have also joined the fray, and we wonder where this issue will end up. ……

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