Bowed after WC silver

Bowed after WC silver

Israel's Anastasia Gorbenko took silver in the 400-meter freestyle at the World Swimming Championships, and was booed when she spoke to the organizer and when she was set to receive a World Cup medal.

Perhaps the reason is the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine.

– This is not the first or last time this has happened. “I am proud to represent my country,” Gorbenko said, according to a Swedish newspaper. Express.

– I do it for Israel and I am proud of it. She continued: If someone doesn't like it, it's not my problem.

Athletics talent Andrea Roth is appalled when she sees TV images of her race. Program leader: Øyvind Godu. Cutting: Christopher Lucas. Video: Photos from NRK
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Gorbenko never considered dropping the medal ceremony, though he was welcomed with a piped-in concert.

– No, I worked for this medal and I deserve to be on the podium. I thought it wasn't something I would drop because of some little kid wanting to bend over.

The medal was Israel's first in the tournament. Four months have passed since the war began.

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