Wednesday, September 29

Tokyo 2020: a fan of The Witcher wins gold medal | Digital Trends Spanish

Everything related to the franchise The Witcher, Be it books, video games or Netflix series, it crosses borders and tastes. The saga ceased to be of interest to a niche public to expand to all kinds of people and proof of this is Vitalina Batsarashkina, an athlete who competes in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and who publicly shows her love for The Witcher.

The Russian athlete competes in the 10-meter air pistol discipline, in which she not only won the gold medal but also broke the current Olympic record. And after having won, he appeared using an earring with the figure of the wolf from The Witcher, as seen in the images.

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But in case it is not clear that Batsarashkina is a fan of The Witcher, In 2018 he published some images showing some designs on his clothes that would only be used by fans of the witcher:

Bang bang

& mdash; Vitalina Batsarashkina (@Super_Vitalina) January 22, 2018

And in 2016, he competed in the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games with glasses that also had images alluding to the work of Andrzej Sapkowski:

Vitalina Batsarashkina is a Russian athlete, but competes in the Olympics under the team called the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC). This, because Russia was banned for two years from participating in sports competitions due to a systematic doping scandal in which the government was even involved.

Therefore, Russian athletes may not use the Russian flag on their uniforms or any other national symbol, beyond the traditional red, blue and white colors of the flag. Therefore, at the award ceremony in which Batsarashkina won the gold medal, not the national anthem of Russia sounded but Tchaikovsky’s piano concert number 1.

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