Gabriela Soukalova. Photo: Reuters
Czech Gabriela Soukalova refused to shake hands with the President of the IBU Anders Besseberg during the flower ceremony after the sprint at the world Cup in Holmenkollen.
According to women, she did it on purpose, because Besseberg, in her view, spends enough tolerance policy against doping.
Earlier Koukalova repeatedly called for tougher punishments for doping and said that after recent scandals do not believe anyone from the Russian team.
– Besseberg has long does not know what to do, – quotes isport.cz Koukalova. If he knew what to do, it would already be gone.
He is not interested in the rights of the athletes, nor the conditions of their performances, and thinks only of himself.
– How did he react? Puzzled?
He looked into my eyes, trying to figure out if I’m not kidding. I was serious, then smiled and said, sorry, I can’t shake hands.