Alexandra Patskevich was a member of the Russian Olympic Committee team that won gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics ©Getty Images

Alexandra Patskevich, who won three Olympic golds in team synchronised swimming for her country, has presented a performance on the theme of sanctions against Russian sports.

Patskevich’s performance took place at the show of Olympic champions in synchronised swimming, held in Moscow, and began with a series of television news reports talking about sanctions against Russian sports before the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Russian athletes were forced to compete in Japan, where Patskevich won the third of her three Olympic golds as the Russian Olympic Committee, due to sanctions imposed on the nation by the Court of Arbitration for Sport in response to its orchestrated doping programme and subsequent attempts to cover it up.

Her performance was accompanied by a video showcasing the country’s athletes at Tokyo 2020 to the song "I Won’t Leave Halfway" by Elka.

Patskevich was also part of the Russian team that won gold at Rio 2016 ©Getty Images
Patskevich was also part of the Russian team that won gold at Rio 2016 ©Getty Images

The video concluded with shots of Patskevich and her teammates as they claimed gold at Tokyo 2020.

Russian athletes were unable to compete under their flag and anthem at Tokyo 2020, meaning Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No 1 was played instead of the country’s national anthem, when Patskevich and her teammates won synchronised swimming gold.

As well as team gold with the Russian Olympic Committee, Patskevich also won golds in the same discipline at both the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympics.

Patskevich, 34, concluded her professional career following Tokyo 2020 and is now studying to be a film director, working in the public projects department of the Presidential Administration of Russia.