Russian Pole Vault Great Condemns Homosexuality At World Championships
Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva apparently needs to remove a stick (pole??) from her ass.
Isinbayeva, a two-time Olympic champion spoke out strongly against homosexuality after winning the World Championship title on Thursday in Russia.
Pole vault great Yelena Isinbayeva condemned homosexuality Thursday after criticizing fellow competitors who painted their fingernails in rainbow colors to support gays and lesbians in the face of a new anti-gay law in Russia.
The Russian, who won her third world title Tuesday in front of a boisterous home crowd, came out in favor of the law which has drawn sharp criticism and led Western activists to call for a boycott of next year's Winter Olympics in the Russian resort of Sochi.
"If we allow to promote and do all this stuff on the street, we are very afraid about our nation because we consider ourselves like normal, standard people," Isinbayeva, a two-time Olympic champion, said in English. "We just live with boys with woman, woman with boys.
"Everything must be fine. It comes from history. We never had any problems, these problems in Russia, and we don't want to have any in the future."
At least two Swedish athletes competed Thursday with their fingernails painted in rainbow colors at Luzhniki Stadium, the venue that also hosted the 1980 Moscow Olympics.
Isinbayeva said it was wrong for the Swedes to make such a statement while competing in Russia.
"It's unrespectful to our country. It's unrespectful to our citizens, because we are Russians. Maybe we are different from European people and other people from different lands," Isinbayeva told reporters. "We have our home and everyone has to respect (it). When we arrive to different countries, we try to follow their rules."
Don't hate because the Swedish athletes' fingernails are prettier than yours, Yelena.
FYI, these are the offending nails (on the hand of Swedish athlete Emma Green Tregaro):