“I don’t know who wrote this letter, but I didn’t sign it and as a acting athlete I definitely don’t support it. It is not constructive, ”RIA Novosti quotes Lasickene.

In her opinion, it was worth making the relevant statements back in March, and the fight for athletes in the legal field had to be the last few years. 

“However, there was none of this. Now our only chance is to fulfill our obligations, including paying a fine on time. Everything else three to four days before the deadline looks like an attempt to disrupt the agreement. By renouncing our obligations, we are only destroying our athletics, ”she added.

Isinbayeva previously published an open letter from Russian athletes to the IOC and World Athletics.