Skiers Stepanova and Istomina refused to participate in the sprint of the Russian Cup stage in Kazan due to frost

Skiers Stepanova and Istomina refused to participate in the sprint of the Russian Cup stage in Kazan due to frost

Olympic champion Veronica Stepanova and World Cup medalist Maria Istomina refused to participate in the sprint of the cross-country skiing stage of the Alfa-Bank Russian Cup in Kazan due to frost, correspondent Maria Korobova reported.

Previously, by the decision of the jury, the start of the qualification was moved to 12:00 Moscow time, the break between the prologue and the final stage of the competition will be shortened. According to the Russian Hydrometeorological Center, the temperature in Kazan on January 13 fell to minus 19 degrees.

— Some athletes have already announced that they will not participate in the race, even if it takes place. In particular, the leader of the general classification Veronika Stepanova and Maria Istomina, who is producing superb sprints this season.

Among the men, everyone was preparing to go the distance. And then, as they say, we will watch,” Korobova said during the live broadcast of “Everyone for the match!”

You can also watch live broadcasts of the Russian Championship races on the websites matchtv.ru and sportbox.ru.

Source : MatchTV

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