Unrepentant gymnast Ivan Kuliak would show ‘Z’ insignia for Russia again

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  • Kuliak: ‘I don’t wish anything bad. I just showed my position’
  • 20-year-old faces possibility of losing bronze and a long ban

The Russian gymnast who provoked global anger by wearing a propaganda symbol in support of the invasion of Ukraine on a World Cup podium has insisted that he has no regrets – and would even do the same again if he gets the chance.

Ivan Kuliak is facing a lengthy ban from gymnastics after attaching a letter “Z” to his leotard before receiving his bronze medal in the parallel bars in Doha on Saturday, in a competition won by Ukraine’s Illia Kovtun.

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Written by Sean Ingle
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/mar/08/gymnast-ivan-kuliak-says-he-would-show-support-for-russia-again under the title “Unrepentant gymnast Ivan Kuliak would show ‘Z’ insignia for Russia again”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.