Coach Borodavko: “Stupak is planning to hold a skiathlon in Champions Heights. I was pleasantly surprised by its sprint performance.

Russian ski team coach Yuri Borodavko told that Olympic champion Yulia Stupak will compete in the skiathlon at Champion Heights in the Arkhangelsk region, and also pointed out that he was pleasantly surprised by her result in the sprint race after a long break.

Stupak took silver in the classic sprint in Malinovka, losing 1.42 seconds to winner Natalya Nepryaeva. This season, Stupak has missed almost every race in the Russian Cup, except for the sprint on top of Töi.

Yulia plans to run a skiathlon. However, we’ll see how she feels, since she hasn’t started on long distances for a very long time, but it’s in the plans. For the rest of the races, everything will also depend on his well-being. Yesterday the sprint was quite successful, after which she decided to start the skiathlon. Will take a look. And there, with every race, everything will go from his condition,” Borodavko told .

– Is it possible to assume that she will participate in all disciplines if she feels well?

– Let’s see how it will be, everything will depend on his condition.

– Were you pleasantly surprised in any way that Yulia performed so well after a very long break?

– Since I hadn’t seen her for a very long time and we had only called, I was pleasantly surprised, of course, that she had reached a fairly good level. She created competition for Natalya Nepryaeva in the final. This already speaks of good conditions. And tomorrow we’ll see what her speed endurance is, how far she can run.

The women’s skiathlon as part of the “Champion’s Heights” will take place on February 25. Watch the live broadcast of the races on starting at 10:40 a.m. Moscow time.

will also broadcast the Russian Cross-Country Championship (March 18-26). Watch live broadcasts of ski competitions on the federal channel and thematic channels of the holding, as well as on the sites and

Source : MatchTV

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