‘Shocking behaviour’: Russian gymnast shows ‘Z’ symbol on podium next to Ukrainian winner

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Russian gymnast Ivan Kuliak, who sported an insignia linked to the invasion of Ukraine on a medals podium, had been called out for his “shocking behaviour”.

Kuliak’s shirt had the letter “Z” prominently placed as he stood next to Ukraine’s Kovtun Illia, the gold medallist at a Gymnastics World Cup event in Doha.

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Written by Agence France-Presse
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/mar/07/shocking-behaviour-russian-gymnast-shows-z-symbol-on-podium-next-to-ukrainian-winner under the title “‘Shocking behaviour’: Russian gymnast shows ‘Z’ symbol on podium next to Ukrainian winner”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.