Bolshunov said that during the skiathlon at the “Champion Heights” he felt better than during the sprint

Three-time Olympic champion Alexander Bolshunov said that during the 30 km skiathlon at the Champions Heights competition in the Arkhangelsk region, he felt better than during the sprint race.

On Friday, Bolshunov won the skiathlon with a score of 1 hour 13 minutes 44.7 seconds. Sergey Ustyugov finished second, at 32.7 seconds, Ilya Semikov completed the top three (+33.6 seconds). On Thursday, Bolshunov became third in the sprint.

— Nothing has changed overall compared to yesterday’s race. Yesterday we worked a little, but today everything went well – skiing, weather, well-being. In principle, everything is fine. On the “classic” it started to light up a bit, on the “skate” it continued. It was usually enough to win.

“Yet you talked about the consequences of the disease. Do you already feel better today?

– A bit better. However, yesterday was a bit difficult. Impossible to get to work right away.

Did your wife’s birthday add extra motivation?

– Certainly. However, gifts are good. But the main gift is when you do well what you love. On these dates, there are always the Olympic Games, the world championships. And such gifts in the form of their victories should always be given.

– That is to say that the medals are a tradition?

– But how. February 5 is my father’s birthday. That year, I also gave him a gift, you might say, when I won the first Olympic gold medal. However, this day coincides with his wife’s birthday. It’s important to win these days, I think. And my daughter is with us now, she makes me happy. It grows and develops with us, – the correspondent reports Bolshunov’s words.

Watch live broadcasts of ski competitions on the federal channel and thematic channels of the holding, as well as on the sites and

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Source : MatchTV

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