Minister of Sports of the Russian Federation: We Showed That Russia was, is and will Be a Leading Sports Power
OREANDA-NEWS. The Minister of Sports of the Russian Federation Oleg Matytsin summed up the results of the performance of Russian athletes at the Tokyo Olympics. Russian athletes won 71 medals at the 2020 Games.
“I would like to congratulate the Russians on their successful performance at the Olympic Games in Tokyo,” Matytsin said on the Russia 24 TV channel. “We have once again demonstrated that Russia was, is and will be a leading sports power.
The feats that our athletes have performed indicate that we have potential. We are very confidently moving towards the development of both elite sports and mass sports in accordance with the development strategy approved by the president and the government.
We understood that the Games are being held in very difficult conditions. And the preparation took place in extremely difficult circumstances due to the fact that the international calendar and preparation schedule were violated. Nevertheless, our athletes demonstrated their maximum potential.
I would like to note with regret that we could be the first in some sports, but this is sport. Everyone wants to become Olympic champions. The most important thing is that we won medals in a fair fight. "
It is recalled that the Olympics ended on Sunday, August 8. The ROC team with 20 gold, 28 silver and 23 bronze awards took fifth place in the medal standings and became the third in the total number of medals.