We’ve heard this line before – “stop wasting time playing games”. But if anyone told it to Olympic gold medalist Vitalina Batsarashkina, they’d want to eat their words, and a shoe on top of it as interest. Because she probably likes the Witcher series as much as she is good with shooting air pistols.
The Russian athlete took the gold medal for the 10m Air Pistol Women’s event, while sporting the School of the Cat medallion. And it’s not the first time she’s done it too. Back in the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, she also had the School of the Wolf medallion hanging off of her pants’ belt loop. Incidentally, she won the Silver medal in that event.
Naturally, her choice of accessory has gotten the seal of approval from CD Projekt Red lead PR manager, Radek Grabowski. And she’s probably gotten a few more fans and admirers along the way.
Olympic gold medalist 🏅 Vitalina Batsarashkina spotted wearing a witcher medallion. 🤩 Nice! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/rhQuJqv3Vv
— Radek (@gamebowski) July 25, 2021
It’s probably worth mentioning that Russia is actually forbidden from participating in any sporting event globally until 2023. This is following a doping scandal back in 2019. Because of this, Russian athletes are competing under the Russian Olympic Committee via a loophole in the ruling. Just in case anyone was wondering (like I did) what the unfamiliar ROC abbreviation meant.