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Evgeny Ustyugov: “Today one could be on the podium only with clean shooting”

Evgeny Ustyugov commented on his performance in the mass start at the World Cup in Pokljuka:

«In the last two competition days it was windy. Many athletes missed. In sprint I was lucky, but in pursuit it was windy for me as well. The day is nice today, almost no wind. It was clear, that only those with clean shooting could be on the podium. I had to work well. Before the last shooting I decided to stay behind my competitors, so they would cover me from the wind during shooting.

I did not have enough strengths for the finish. During the second acceleration of my competitors I could not follow them.

In my opinion, the season is satisfying. And the relay at the Olympic Games was just great!»

RBU Media Office