Russian athlete who changed his citizenship won the US championship 14:30

Athlete Elena Kulichenko, who changed her citizenship from Russian to Cypriot, won the US student championship (NCAA) in Pennsylvania. Information about this appeared at: official website tournament.

The athlete broke the competition record by reaching a height of 1.97 meters in his third attempt. She shared the gold medal with Rose Yeboah from the University of Illinois.

Kulichenko decided to change his sports citizenship to Cypriot in 2021. He lives and studies in the USA. Thanks to his businessman father, he managed to obtain Cypriot citizenship for investing more than 2 million euros.

On August 8, 2023, Kulichenko won the silver medal in the high jump at the Universiade in Chengdu, China. She showed a result of 1.91 m. The victory was won by Amoanimaa Yeboah, who jumped three centimeters higher. Russian and Belarusian athletes did not participate in the competition due to suspension.

He won the 2023 European Junior Athletics Championships in Espoo, Finland, on 17 July 2023. This is the first gold medal in the history of Cyprus.

Previously Kulichenko saidIt doesn’t suit him in the USA.

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Source: Gazeta

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