Biathlete Evgeny Emerkhonov spoke to about the poster that he prepared before the start of the ski prologue in Khanty-Mansiysk, and also said that he was ready to go to the next start in the form of a superheroine .
Competitions of this format are organized for the first time by the Russian Biathlon Union (RBU), starts take place before the stages of the Alfa-Bank Commonwealth Cup and the Cup of Russia. On Tuesday, the biathletes competed in non-rifle elimination events, starting with the quarterfinals. Emerkhonov, representing the “Children of Alexander Pak” team, took third place. The winner of the competition was another representative of the team, Alexander Kornev.
— Before the start, the guys considered you the favorite. Did you believe in victory?
— Last year, in Tchaikovsky organized the same format, where I lost a little to Edik Latypov. I understood that I could compete for victory and I believed in it, but there was some excitement and anxiety that I didn’t want to fly away and fight to the end. This is probably the reason why I couldn’t assemble the equipment into a single whole and realize my speed abilities.
— Alexander Kornev said you wanted to put on a show in the final. What were you planning to do?
— I hope we will have the opportunity to put on a show with Sanko in the final, but today it happened like this. I’m happy for him, he’s great! Although Sanya might not have expected to win today.
— Alexander Povarnitsyn initially arrived in the image of the Joker, what do you think? Would you like to do something similar?
“Sanya did a great job flaunting this look.” It was very cool, it looked cool. I don’t know who I would like to be. “But we have a poster where I edited the faces of our team members and made myself a superhero (we are talking about the Fantastic Four – ed.). I would probably change my clothes and go to the beginning,” Emerkhonov said at Match. TV.
In addition to Emerkhonov and Kornev, the “Children of Alexander Pak” team also includes Natalya Gerbulova (captain), Anastasia Grishina, Ksenia Dovgaya, Ekaterina Noskova, Roman Eremin and Daniil Serohvostov.
The next prologue will take place on December 5-6 in Tyumen in the ski sprint format, then shooting duels are planned in Ufa (December 12/13).
Watch the first races of the second stage of the Alfa-Bank Russian Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk on Friday, December 1 live on the channel, as well as on the websites matchtv.ru and sportbox.ru.
Source : MatchTV
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