The head of Dagestan proposed to rename the stadium named after Elena Isinbayeva in Makhachkala.
Earlier, the two-time Olympic champion said: “I am resuming my activities in the IOC in September, as the committee has no doubts about me. The rank of major is purely nominal.
“Many of us remember how hastily, without taking into account the opinion of the townspeople, the athletics stadium in the center of Makhachkala was renamed in honor of Elena Isinbayeva 6 years ago.
Yes, this is a talented athlete who has set more than one world record, but she has never connected her life, her past and future with Dagestan.
And the last statements of the athlete, made from behind the cordon, are a serious signal for us and a reason to reconsider the name of the stadium.
This place is popular among people: dozens of Makhachkala residents, together with their children, come to the stadium every day to play sports and spend their leisure time, major events of the regional level are held here.
Therefore, it will be right if the new name of the object is chosen by the Dagestanis themselves. I instruct the Ministry of Sports of Dagestan and the Mayor of Makhachkala to organize this work.
Dagestan is a sports republic, we have many worthy athletes, true patriots of the Motherland, stories of triumph, when the Dagestan character allowed our athletes to snatch victory from even the strongest opponent.
All this, in my opinion, should be reflected in the name of the stadium. I admit that people will even want to return the former name – “WORK”.
And in honor of Elena Isinbayeva, let them name some gym in Spain, which she preferred to Russia, ”Sergei Melikhov wrote in the telegram channel.