Maria Lasitskene told how much of her earnings she lost after the introduction of sanctions
Famous Russian high jumper Maria Lasitskene shared her thoughts about the financial losses caused by imposing sanctions against Russian sports.
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The athlete noted that despite significant efforts and achievements in Russian competitions, the prize amounts there are significantly lower than at international competitions.
Lasitskene said she lost more than half of her earnings, including contracts with equipment companies, prize money from international competitions, and bonuses from sponsors.
“Everyone knows that at the Russian Winter there are now 200 thousand rubles for winning, 120 thousand for second, 80 thousand for third. Abroad these are different amounts: first place in the Diamond League – 10 thousand dollars and for visiting – another 5 thousand If we talk about the professional level, I lost more than half of my earnings,” Lasitskene said.
The athlete shared her thoughts on VKontakte during a meeting with the head of the St. Petersburg Athletics Federation Dmitry Pavlov.
The Olympic champion noted that no one is going to compensate for these losses.
Maria Lasitskene is a successful high jumper, she is the 2020 Olympic champion, three-time world champion and European champion.
Since March 2022, Russian and Belarusian track and field athletes have been prohibited from participating in international competitions due to imposed sanctions.