Chepikov called for the right decision to make a copy of the Anfisa Reztsova Cup for Slivko

Chepikov called for the right decision to make a copy of the Anfisa Reztsova Cup for Slivko

Double Olympic biathlon champion Sergei Chepikov called the decision of the Russian Biathlon Union (SBR) to make a duplicate of the Anfisa Reztsova Cup for Victoria Slivko, who presented her prize to Kristina Reztsova, correct.

On Monday, Slivko won the 7.5 km sprint at the Alfa-Bank Russian Championship in Tyumen and became the first winner of the Cup named after three-time Olympic champion Anfisa Reztsova among women. Reztsova’s daughter Christina took second place. At the award ceremony, Slivko presented the trophy to Kristina and asked her to stand on the top step of the podium. The two biathletes hugged each other and could not hold back their tears.

– The SBR’s decision to make a duplicate for Slivko is completely correct. It is right that Victoria has memories of this race. However, Anfisa Reztsova is a unique athlete. She excelled in both cross-country skiing and biathlon, and in both events she immediately proved that she was capable of performing at the highest level of skill.

It is no coincidence that Anfisa has repeatedly become an Olympic champion. I knew her very well and played in major tournaments. I saw his incredible performance and exceptional human qualities,” Chepikov told RT.

Anfisa Reztsova died in October 2023 at the age of 59.

Watch live broadcasts of the races of the Alfa-Bank Russian Biathlon Championship in Tyumen on and Match! Arena”, as well as the sites sportbox.ru and matchtv.ru.

Source : MatchTV

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