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Daria Virolainen: “I have been nervous for several days”

Athlete of the Russian team Daria Virolainen commented on his performance in sprint at the World Cup in Pokljuka, Slovenia:

«I trained in Obertilliach before Pokljuka, I was preparing for the IBU Cup. Perhaps, my preparation went well. I want to thank the coaches of the youth team. The coaches of the main team met me well as well. I also want to thank service team, my skis worked perfectly. 

I have been nervous for several days, as my calmness is only appearance. My mother did not give me any advises. My father told me the main thing was to deal with shooting and work well on the first lap. I usually lose time on it. The main thing is that I shot clean. This is a very good result considering my shooting performance in the season. 

I do not think I will be less nervous in the pursuit. However, I will have more confidence. Perhaps, I will be able to fight, since everything went out that well.»

RBU Media Office