Shame on the world of sports. The Russian woman was not allowed to the World Cup, and she jumps higher than the new world champion
Anzhelika Sidorova at the Moscow Championship took a height that the finalists of the World Championship did not submit to.
The World Championships in Athletics in Eugene (USA), alas, takes place without Russian athletes. Our athletes at this time perform at domestic competitions. And sometimes they show amazing results. So, pole vaulter Anzhelika Sidorova gave the best result of the season in the world, jumping higher than the winner of the World Cup final the day before.
To be honest, this is a real shame for world athletics. The Russian champion was simply not given a chance to compete with her rivals at the highest level and get gold. But such is the world sport now.
“Hope to see you soon in the sector”
The 2019 World Championship winner and 2020 Olympic silver medalist Anzhelika Sidorova started the season on the international stage, where she won two stages of the World Athletics Winter Tour. However, at the end of February, she withdrew from the Russian championship in the halls, explaining the reason very vaguely.
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“My coach and I decided to skip the Russian championship. That’s all I can say right now. I hope for your understanding and a very soon meeting in the sector, ”Sidorova wrote then on social networks.
The athlete really missed the Russian championship in Sochi, and later the Znamensky Memorial.
It was reported that the reason for the absence of Angelica was an injury. Sidorova opened the summer season only in early July at the Russian Cup stage. The newly recovered athlete finished second with a score of 4.65, behind Polina Knoroz, who jumped 4.70 meters.
And in mid-July, Sidorova performed at the Moscow Athletics Championships and surprised the audience with her form, which could not be compared with what the athlete showed two weeks ago.
Russian woman is better than world champion!
In Moscow, Sidorova already passed Knoroz without any problems, who again showed 4.70 meters. And Angelica herself took off at 4.86 meters. After the jump, she looked so calm, as if nothing unexpected had happened. But in fact, the Russian woman showed the best result of the season in the world. Such a jump could well bring her the gold of the World Championship.
The thing is that the pole vault final at the 2022 World Cup in Eugene took place exactly the day before. There, the American Katie Najotte won, who conquered only 4.85 meters, and outstripped her compatriot Sandy Morris in the number of attempts. This season record lasted less than a day.
Interestingly, it was Najotte who took gold from Sidorova at the Tokyo Olympics. Then the American conquered 4.90 meters, and the Russian woman – 4.80 meters. So the confrontation between two athletes at the World Championships would have turned out to be clearly sharp and hot. But, alas, our athletes were not allowed to the tournament, but it seems that this charged them even more to show their advantage. And the example of Sidorova is a direct proof of this.