- Nov 22, 2020
Kazakhstan ice dancers Gaukhar Nauryzova and Boisangur Datiev appeal to the president and athletes representing Kazakhstan, being expelled from the national team and lacking necessary financial support:
I'm not fluent in English, but I have not seen a thread discussing this. I believe this issue is serious and should be noticed by all; therefore I open this thread hoping for more attention.We earn money ourselves without recovering from training in order to represent our country in the international arena. And the federation illegally excludes from the national team.
Everyone knows that we are the only couple in Kazakhstan. Everyone knows that only we and the single skater Mikhail Shaidorov were able to qualify for the senior world championship 2022.
In our country, ice dancing is not developed at all. One might even say “do not exist”. And we are fighting this, we want to develop this type of figure skating in Kazakhstan. And we believe that for the development of our pair and all this discipline, we need support from the federation and the ministry of sports. But the current federation does not even want to try to help us. Throughout our joint career with @bosik.datiev, we have never received support and funding from the federation.
After the Worlds, Boisangur came to get the citizenship of Kazakhstan, but all to no avail although he has been ready for 6 years to accept it. The Federation has no interest in helping this problem. Also, the head coach of Kazakhstan, after our debut at Worlds, tried to enroll us in the full-time team. Because according to all the results of last season, we should be there. But this also failed.
In July, the news came that the executive director of the federation sent a letter to the committee to ... even expel me from the national team. According to all laws on physical culture and sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan, this decision is illegal.
We want to be heard! We want the federation to act legally and help its athletes!