Biathlete Evgeny Emerkhonov told that other athletes supported him after he failed in the sprint at the Russian Summer Championships, and also spoke of a motivating dialogue with coach Artem Istomin.
On Tuesday, Emerkhonov became third in the 20 km race at the Russian Summer Biathlon Championships in Tyumen. He made a mistake and lost 10 seconds to the winner Kirill Streltsov. On Saturday, Emerkhonov took 53rd place in the sprint, and a day later, as a member of the first team of the Volga Federal District, he took 10th place in the men’s relay.
— Before the individual race, you conducted a mini-survey https://t.me/biathlon_match/6809 with your colleagues, who suggested what you should do after 53rd place. Did it help you relax emotionally?
— Probably, yes, it helped me to unload mentally, because everyone supported me so much, many told me to stop after that (smiles), they joked. But in general, a lot of people said words of support, and that probably inspired me.
Yesterday Artyom Istomin gave me advice: “Rest today.” I replied: “I rested today. ” And he says: “And tomorrow – to win.” I say: “All that remains is to win (smile). » It almost didn’t work. It would be very, it seems to me, unexpected if I won today, but I ran well today.
— What are your next projects to prepare for the season?
— From October 8, we will have a training camp in Aldan, at the Seminsky pass, then in Khanty-Mansiysk for the Russian Cup. “Everything is going according to plan,” Emerkhonov told .
Source : MatchTV
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