The Women’s National Basketball Association (W.N.B.A) Star is picking up from where she left off with her team Phoenix Mercury. Happily smiling while training for the first time seen in public after a long battle with the Russian law.

Brittney Griner being escorted by the Russian Authority

Brittney Griner the two-time Olympic gold medalist who had been detained in Russia since February last year 2022 on drug charges, was released from custody on Dec. 8 in a prisoner swap with the United States. She had been found guilty in August of trying to smuggle illegal narcotics into Russia and was sentenced to nine years in a penal colony.

At a news conference Dec. 8, 2022 President Biden announced, Griner was on a plane and would be home soon.

Her team Phoenix Mercury posted a behind-the-scenes look at Griner posing for a camera on Friday. Days after the WNBA star inked a one-year deal to solidify her return to Phoenix.

New look for Brittney Griner for the upcoming new season WNBA Championship

After the turmoil she went through with the Russian authorities last year, Griner is now feet to be back to join the WNBA, said her agent.

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