Pole vault star Isinbayeva withdraws her candidacy for post of Russian athletics chief

MOSCOW, December 9. /TASS/. Russia’s two-time Olympic Champion Yelena Isinbayeva announced on Friday the withdrawal of her candidacy from today’s election in Moscow for the post of the All-Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF).

“I am withdrawing my candidacy due to my recent appointment to the post of the chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA),” Isinbayeva said.

RUSADA announced on Wednesday that Isinbayeva was appointed to take charge of the Supervisory Board of the agency. On Thursday, she was also elected as a member of the Executive Board of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC).
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