ISU replaces Shcherbakova with Sakamoto in congratulations on International Olympic Day

ISU replaces Shcherbakova with Sakamoto in congratulations on International Olympic Day

Elena Chistova

The International Skating Union (ISU) has published congratulations on the International Olympic Day on social networks. As illustrations, photographs of the winners of the 2022 Games in Beijing in the individual figure skaters’ tournament were chosen. Pictures of the French Gabriela Papadakis and Guillaume Sizeron, the American Nathan Chen and the Chinese Sui Wenjing and Han Cong were published, and the photo of Anna Shcherbakova was replaced by the image of the Japanese Kaori Sakamoto, who became the bronze medalist of the competition.

During the Beijing Olympics, no medals were awarded for the team tournament. The award was postponed until the end of the investigation into the case of Kamila Valieva.