Dudchenko: We do our best on our sports front so that Ukraine is heard and not forgotten

Anton won the first medal at the adult level

Ukrainian biathlete Anton Dudchenko commented on his performance in the individual race at the European Championship, which started in Switzerland.

“After Antholz, I was a little disappointed, a lot didn’t work out there. This morning I did not feel very well, but in Lenzerheide I already managed to win at the junior stages. Therefore, it seems to me that it helped in terms of passing the distance: I already knew how and where it was better to pass, but until the last moment I somehow could not believe it, because at the second turn I had a penalty minute. Only after the last milestone I was told that I came out second, so it was somewhat unexpected for me. I am pleased that I managed to endure and win the silver.”

“I knew this was my chance. Again, this season had high expectations. But we were preparing for these starts: the European and World Championships. Therefore, on the last lap I worked to the maximum. ”

“I think that every medal is important for Ukraine, so that everyone hears about it, so that Ukraine is known. I understand that the main victories take place at the front. But we do our best on our sporting front so that Ukraine is heard and not forgotten. Yes, and for me personally it is important. This is my first medal at the senior level, so I will remember it for a long time.”

Dudchenko won silver in the individual race. The Ukrainian on the firing line made one miss and lost to the winner of the race Norwegian Endre Stremsheim for more than two minutes.

Blue-yellows in Switzerland have already won two medals. Julia Dzhima brought her team a silver medal in the individual race.

The event in Switzerland will continue with women’s and men’s sprints – the races will be held on January 27.

Source: Sportarena

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