Alexander Zaitsev said that he had nothing to do with the sale of the medal from the 1980 Games.
Zaitsev won Lake Placid 1980 with Irina Rodnina. They are also Olympic champions of the 1976 Games in Innsbruck.
Today it became known that Zaitsev’s medal from the 1980 Olympics was sold at auction for 93.75 thousand dollars.
“I didn’t have them (medals), not even the Innsbruck medal.
Rodnina and I lived together, we had a family. And after the divorce, all the medals remained with her parents, they were stored somewhere there. So I have no idea who sold these medals, I definitely have nothing to do with this, ”Zaitsev said.
Gold medal figure skater Zaitsev from the 1980 Olympics sold at auction for 93.75 thousand dollars