Found August 18, 2013 on Gamedayr:
PLAYERS: Tatyana Firova

Two members of the gold-medal winning 4x400 relay team at the World Championships, Kseniya Ryzhova and Tatyana Firova, kissed on the podium in Russia.


Celebratory kiss or a statement?

Kseniya Ryzhova and Tatyana Firova were part of a Russian 4x400 meter relay team that won the gold medal at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, and after the race Saturday, the two shared a kiss on the medal podium. The kiss is being viewed as the latest symbol of protest against Russia's recently enacted anti-gay laws that have some calling for a boycott of next year'...

This Is How You Say F-Off To Russia’s New Law Against “Homosexual Propaganda”

Tatyana Firova and Kseniya Ryzhova know exactly how to tell Mother Russia and their VERY questionable recent legislative decisions to go to hell. We love every part of this. The two beautiful young ladies had just finished winning the gold medal in the women’s 4×400 relay at the World Athletics Championships. [Grigory Dukor/Reuters] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Was Russian female athletes kiss on podium protesting anti-gay law?

Russian athletes Kseniya Ryzhova and Tatyana Firova shared a kiss on the medal stand Saturday after winning gold at the World Athletics Championships in the 4×400 meter relay, sparking a debate over whether the gesture was a sign of celebration, or a defiant protest of their country’s anti-LGBT laws. Neither athlete has released a statement about the kiss and it was unclear...

Russian Runners Make Out after Winning at World Championship (Photo)

While it’s been years coming, tolerance for homosexuality in sports is slowly becoming more open. This isn’t the case everywhere in the world, especially in Russia. CBS Sports is reporting that two Russian track athletes may have been responding to a ban in their native country on homosexual propaganda. While on the podium accepting their gold medals for winning the 4×400 Kseniya...
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