“There was a tactic to protect and take care of each other” – Povarnitsyn about the team race in the Chechen biathlon

“There was a tactic to protect and take care of each other” – Povarnitsyn about the team race in the Chechen biathlon

Biathlete Alexander Povarnitsyn representing the first team from Tyumen, summed up the results of the team race of the Alfa-Bank Russian Championship in Tchaikovsky (Perm region).

Biathletes from Tyumen took second place in the race, behind the first team from Belarus. Representatives of a neighboring state also come in third place. Since the Belarusian national team participated in competitions outside the general classification, the Tyumen team (Alexander Povarnitsyn, Vadim Istamgulov, Alexander Loginov, Evgeniy Garanichev) won the gold medal at the Russian championship. The KhMAO team will receive silver, and the Krasnoyarsk team will receive bronze.

— In a team race you must always keep in mind that you are working for the team. It doesn’t matter how strong you are and how you shoot. You should always consider that you are running in a group of four and help each other. If you have more strength, you have to abandon the trajectory somewhere, push your friend on the descent and always be careful not to go too fast, so that those following you do not have time to eat.

We had a tactic to protect and care for each other. This is the most important thing I told the guys before the start. Unfortunately, we don’t see the guys shooting when we’re in the waiting room. Do you think they will pass the penalty loop or turn around and how many laps will they do? Each time it turns out to be a surprise. We expressed our wishes regarding the development in stages. I had problems shooting prone, so I chose to work on it,” Povarnitsyn told Metaratings.ru.

On January 14, at the Russian Championships in Tchaikovsky, there will be large mass starts for women and men.

Watch live broadcasts of races within the framework of the Russian Championship on the channel, as well as on the websites matchtv.ru and sportbox.ru.


Source : MatchTV

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