“There is no end to sport. We should be happy that an athlete has the opportunity to live two lives,” the zealous skier about skipping the 2022 Olympics

Silver and bronze medalist of the cross-country skiing world championships Gleb Zele in a conversation with a correspondent, he said life did not end for him after his failure to make it to the Beijing Olympics.

Zealous could not qualify for the 2022 Olympics. Later he said that he assumed such a development of events.

In early July, the International Ski Federation (FIS) extended the suspension of Russians from tournaments under its auspices until the end of the summer season, a decision regarding the winter season has not yet been made. The FIS Council meeting is scheduled for early October.

– You missed the Olympics, then there was also a complete suspension of international competitions. How did you manage to realize this and accept it later?

This story has been going on since 2014. Nothing new. Damn, that’s normal, that’s life! For some all is honey, for someone through thorns. Nothing ends in sport, but there are many other beautiful things. In general, we should be happy that an athlete has the opportunity to live two lives: an athlete and an ordinary person. Must take advantage of it! But it worked – it didn’t… It’s a sport, different things happen here. There is no point in crying and worrying. Well, it didn’t work with the Olympics, for me it’s already in the past.

On Saturday, Retivykh won gold in the sprint race at the Russian Roller Ski Championship in Tyumen.

Source : MatchTV

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