The sexist denunciation of Lydia Valentn after receiving the award for the best halterfila in the world

21-05-2019 20:05


Lydia Valentn, during the recent European Weightlifting Championships.
ZURAB KURTSIKIDZE / EFE

Lydia Valentn, named best halterfila in the worldfor the second consecutive year, she has been "very happy" to receive this award, but at the same time "saddened" because she has not obtained the "economic recognition" that has been given to the winner in the men's category, the Georgian Lasha Talakhadze.

"I am very happy for the prize they gave me yesterday, but at the same time saddened, becausethe male prize won an economic recognition, that I did not have … Anyway … Something is not right ", Valentun denounced through social networks.

The Leon athlete received the trophy on MondayJen Boskovicsfor the second time in her career, after being the most voted in the survey promoted by the International Weightlifting Federation ahead of the Chinese Kuo Hsing-Chun and the Russian Tatiana Kashirina.

During 2018, Valentn,triple Olympic medalist, again expanded its extensive palmars proclaiming world champion in Ashgabat (Turkmenistan) and European champion in Bucharest (Romania).

The WORLD has been able to know from sources close to the International Federation,the prize does not officially have an economic reward in the male or female section.

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