This is the eleventh gold medal at the Olympics for Russian athletes. They take 4th place in the medal standings.
Russian athletes at these Games do not compete under the flag of the country, but under the flag of the Russian Olympic Committee, since the Russian Federation has been barred from participating in the Olympic Games until December 2022 due to manipulation of doping samples by the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory.
According to WADA, the laboratory falsified the results of tests intended for transmission to the World Anti-Doping Agency. The organization claimed that the information had been forged for a year and a half.
In addition, civil servants of the Russian Federation and the leadership of the ROC and the PKR, by the decision of the committee, are prohibited from attending international sports events.
At the same time, Russian athletes who have not been noticed in doping violations are allowed to compete under a neutral flag and without performing the national anthem.