Ukrainian gymnast received Russian citizenship and will play for the national championship

Ukrainian gymnast Oleg Stepko has received Russian citizenship and is now officially can participate in the championship of Russia. This was stated by the coach of the athlete Vladimir Kochnev, who also noted that the ward does not set any tasks for the coming national championship in Kazan.


Oleg Stepko has participated twice in the Olympic Games and in London 2012, he represented the national team of Ukraine, and in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 – Azerbaijan.

“The process of acquiring citizenship is completed, Stepko took the oath of a citizen of Russia. The passport is a formality, it will happen today or tomorrow”, – quotes the coach of the athlete Vladimir Kochnev “R-Sport”.

The specialist also noted that the immediate plans gymnast is to participate in the championship of Russia in Kazan, however, no tasks before him are not. Oleg Stepko is the champion of Europe-2013 in the uneven bars and the bronze prize-winner CHE-2015.

CHR in gymnastics will be held from 16 to 22 April.

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