Washington, January 29. CI anti-doping Agency WADA Yulia Stepanova not going to return to Russia. Now the sportswoman is in the USA. It is in the States, she said, she feels safe.
"Here in the US, I feel safe because I know that physically I am very far away from Russia.
But when I lived in Germany, it was a little scarier because I was closer", — said the athlete.
in addition, she stated to the national team of Russia she also does not want to return, because satisfied with the performance under a neutral flag. So, supposedly, she doesn't need to "earn a medal for someone," the Associated Press reports.
At the same time Stepanov admitted that he hoped that Russia will change the relation to perfect her act. "At the moment I changed my mind, and they don't want me back.
I thought that the attitude in Russia will change and they will see me as someone who was trying to help the sport and athletes. Unfortunately, it's still wrong," she said..