Russian gymnast Ivan Kuliak faces lengthy ban after wearing ‘Z’ war symbol on podium next to Ukrainian athlete

Ivan Kuliak sparked outrage by expressing his support for the invasion

Kuliak showed off the symbol when stood next to Ukrainian winner Illia Kovtun

Kuliak, 20, finished third in the parallel bars at the Apparatus World Cup in Doha 

Kuliak showed off the symbol when stood next to Ukrainian winner Illia Kovtun

'Z' has become a symbol of support for the invasion in Russia

To make matters worse, Kuliak wore the symbol when stood next to Ukrainian Illia Kovtun who won the event.

It is possible the Russian could lose his bronze medal