Ganna Rizatdinova Won, But the Wrong National Anthem Was Played
How embarrassing! Ganna is a Ukranian, and she won the gold medal for her hoop performance at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championship in Kiev. As she was honored at the top of the podium, wearing the gold medal, the Russian national anthem started to be played. Hoots and jeers filled the stadium, and the music was quickly discontinued and the correct anthem played. What is crazy about this is that the competition is actually being held in the Ukraine!
This probably partly spoiled Ganna’s moment of victory. Think how you would feel if you won a competition and the anthem of an opposing team was played! What would you do? Share in the comments below.