Short track speed skater Grigoriev explained what he agreed on with Viktor Ahn before one of the final races of the Sochi Olympics

Short track speed skater Grigoriev explained what he agreed on with Viktor Ahn before one of the final races of the Sochi Olympics

Short tracker Vladimir Grigoriev remembers what it was like for him to participate in the Olympic Games in Sochi in the team with the already three-time Olympic champion of that time Victor An .

Grigoriev and An, along with Semyon Elistratov and Ruslan Zakharov, became Olympic relay champions in Sochi. In the 1,000 meter final at the 2014 Olympics, An won gold and Grigoriev took silver.

— Before the 1000 meter final I said to him: “Live, let’s help each other. At the beginning of the race I will lead, then you will lead, and at the end, in three or four laps, we will play which of us will be first. He accepted. Vitya is great in the sense that he watched all my races and studied my tactics, but I didn’t.

During the relay race, Vitya entered the circle next to me and said: “Let’s go faster. We maintain the same speed and we realize that it is already impossible to catch up. There was a feeling of decibels inside me; I didn’t feel the skates under me. The noise was so loud that when I put the skate down I couldn’t feel where it was,” Grigoriev told .

The Sochi Olympic Games took place from February 7 to 23, 2014. The Russian team took first place in the medal standings, winning 13 gold, 11 silver and 9 bronze medals.

Source : MatchTV

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