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EVGENY GARANICHEV: I WAS THINKING ABOUT ANTON SHIPULIN AT FINISH


I’ve never been on the fourth leg of relay on international competitions before. Only on the Championships of Russia. By the way, it was also here, in “Zhemchuzhina Sibiri”.

These were the words of Evgeny Garanichev on the press-conference upon the end of mixed relay.

«I was not getting myself worked up, was not thinking too much about it. I just tried to do my best until the very end. After the last shooting I was seeing the back of Martin Otcenas. It made me think about our best fast finisher Anton Shipulin and made everything possible to catch the leader, to go ahead of him on the uphill and to keep leading until finish», – said the athlete from Tyumen.

«Our team showed good shooting today. In the entire race we used only 5 spares. Why so? I don’t know. Frankly speaking, we haven’t ever performed as good in mixed relays before. I think this was because of the great atmosphere on the stadium, – confessed the silver medalist of the Championships Paulina Fialkova of Slovakia.


«The lighting of the track and the stadium is very good, that’s why we didn’t even notice that the race was held in the evening, – said the bronze medalist of the race Sigrid Bilstad Neraasen of Norway. – That’s why there weren’t any problems with shooting today».

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