Wear the T-shirt with the Russian symbol Z in front of the Ukrainian rival, the gymnast is suspended for a year by the Federation
A Russian gymnast came out on the podium with a t-shirt on which was printed the letter Mr. Rivali in front of him was the Ukrainian competitor. The International Gymnastics Federation considered the appearance a provocation and open support for Putin's war in Ukraine.
Thus Ivan Kuliak, 20 years old with a bronze medal at the World Gymnastics Cup in Qatar, has been suspended for a year by the International Federation. He must also return the cup received and the money as well, thus depriving him of the prize.
His suspension from the races will last until May 2023.
The letter Z is written on every Russian tank or device that is attacking Ukraine. Russia has even gone so far as to stamp the letter Z, most recently on children's toys.