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Ilia Popov: “I won for my father, he has a birthday today”

Ilia Popov commented on his victory in the pursuit at the Regional IBU cup in Sochi:

«I want to dedicate this victory to my father, as he has birthday today. This is my present for him.

I had great skis today, thanks to the service thea. And I felt well. We had training camp in Obertilliach right after the new year. Perhaps it gave me some advantage here. 

The track in Sochi is hard comparing to other tracks. But at the Olympics tracks are always more difficult than those we have at the World cup.»

RBU Media Office