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MOSCOW, September 17. /TASS/. The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) is in negotiations with the Olympic Committee of Ukraine (OCU) on the issue of former Ukrainian javelin thrower Vera Rebrik’s participation in Russia’s national team at the 2016 Summer Games in Brazil, a senior track and field official told TASS on Thursday.
Crimean resident Rebrik brought Ukraine the gold of the 2012 IAAF World Championships and early last month, following almost year and a half negotiations between the Russian and Ukrainian athletics federations, she was enlisted in the national team of Russia.
At the 2016 IAAF World Championships in China’s Beijing Rebrik competed under the colors of the Russian national flag, however, a consent is necessary from the Olympic Committee of Ukraine for the ex-Ukrainian javelin thrower to compete for Russia at the next year’s Olympics in Brazil.
"The Russian Olympic Committee is aware of the situation and already took several steps toward the solution of the issue," Mikhail Butov, the general secretary of the All-Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF), said in an interview with TASS."I do not know how long this process will take," Butov said. "I can only say that the All-Russia Athletics Federation did its utmost for Rebrik’s transfer to the Russian national team."
Rebrik was part of the Ukrainian national team at 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics in Beijing and London respectively.
Competing as a member of the Russian national team at the 2016 IIAF World Championships last month in Beijing she sustained a knee injury in a training session and eventually failed to qualify for the final run for the medals.