The state coach of Ukraine in athletics Vyacheslav Tertyshnik said in a video message female athletes Olga Lanovoi.
Recall, athlete Olga Lyakhova, champion of the II European games has released a video message to the Minister of youth and sports Vadim Gutzeit request proper funding of all cross-country disciplines which are included in the program of major international tournaments.
Tertyshnik wrote in Facebook: “Olga, unfortunately, distance 800 meters, which is held indoors, does not apply to the disciplines of the Olympic program (which administered the presidential scholarship).
Indoors on a 200 meter circle do not count towards Olympic standards, is not captured summer records, etc., since the change (compared to the summer Olympic discipline 800 metres) setting, namely the length of the path in a circle of 200 meters instead of 400 meters. By the way, the same situation in swimming on “short water”.
Olga Lyakhova wrote in response that he understands what the cause, but believes that the current scholarship system needs to be changed.