“Bolshunov starts skiathlon in the Czech Republic, but a week of illness took its toll” – Borodavko

“Bolshunov starts skiathlon in the Czech Republic, but a week of illness took its toll” – Borodavko

Three-time Olympic champion in cross-country skiing Alexander Bolshunov will continue to perform at the Russian Championship, but time lost due to illness still affects, Russian national ski team head coach tells Yuri Borodavko .

Bolshunov became third in the classic-style sprint at the Alfa-Bank Russian Ski Championship in Tyumen on Saturday. His participation in the competition was questioned.

Sasha will race tomorrow, at least we plan to. The sprint, in principle, went well, considering all the circumstances – they believed that he would win gradually. But a week off sick still has an effect, Borodavko told .

Natalya Nepryaeva won the women’s sprint.

– Superbly won with a clear advantage. It’s a plus. But I’m sorry that she competes in clear mode. Eventually, the maximum speeds are gradually lowered and this may have an impact. We need consistently high competition to grow,” Borodavko added.

“” shows the Alfa Bank Russian championship in cross-country skiing (March 18-26, Tyumen region). Watch live broadcasts of the tournament on the federal channel and thematic channels of the holding, as well as on the sites matchtv.ru and sportbox.ru.

Source : MatchTV

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