Russian woman Maria Lasitskene won the gold medal in the high jump at the 2020 Summer Olympics, transfers Interfax.
Lasitskene overcame the bar at a height of 2.04 m. Australian Nicola McDermott became the silver medalist. The bronze was taken by the Ukrainian Yaroslava Moguchykh. Thanks to Lasitskene’s victory, Russia climbed to 4th place in the medal standings.
Now the Russian national team at the Tokyo Games has 20 awards of the highest dignity, and Russian athletes also have 25 silver and 23 bronze medals.
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.