Yurchenko was elected to this post at the end of February this year. However, despite the change of leadership, domestic athletics were unable to get out of the crisis that has been ongoing for several years, from the end of 2015.

the Russian “Queen of sports” has not achieved a recovery in the international Federation (“World Athletics”, the former and more familiar name of the organization IAAF), our athletes, unfortunately, still can’t speak in official competitions, continental and world level under the flag of their country. Yes, and the infamous “neutral status” for almost anyone not available.

“I Announce my resignation from the post of President of the Russian athletics Federation, thus starting the process of re-elections of a management of club”, – quotes the official website of the Federation Evgeny Yurchenko.

“I would Like to thank all not indifferent to destiny of the Russian athletics professionals with whom I worked during this short but very challenging period. I would especially like to acknowledge the work of members of the Presidium and the Board of athletes Federation which faced very serious difficulties of the protracted crisis,” added the former President of wfla.