following the results of competitions in Finland have become known to the owners of the “Big crystal globe”.
men’s planet Cup went to Norway’s Johannes Bø. 26-year-old athlete in the last race of the season finished fourth and scored in the overall standings 913 points. This is the second straight “Big globes” career BAA.
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– I am so proud! Look at the picture: “Big crystal globe” and six medals at the world Cup… And it’s not the biggest win of the season! I love this sport, the fans, the rivalry and the friendship that is there. I like to travel with the team around the world. But my big love for you, Hedda! Thank you for letting me do what I really love. Now I’m coming home to you and son Gustav. Can’t wait to see you again – wrote happy to be on his page in Instagram.
But winning the pursuit in Kontiolahti, Martin Fourcade of France finished the season with 911 points in the overall standings. By the way, this race was the last in the career of 31-year-old Frenchman.
as for the Russians, then in the top 10 at the end of the season was only Alexander Loginov. He finished in seventh place.
Note that despite the numerous rumors that Alexander intends to finish his career in sport, he “shooting skier” has denied the speculation after the completion of the pursuit race in Kontiolahti:
– was this the last race in your career? I’m not saying that I will finish career. Thank you fans for the support, we try every race and will continue to try.
women “Big crystal globe” went to Italian Dorothea wierer. Dorothea also won “small globe” in the standings before the mass starts. PRand this Olga told reporters that he had not made a decision on the further continuation of career.
“I’m satisfied with a good season, he was very heavy. As for my future in biathlon, I don’t know yet, will decide in the spring”, – quotes the words Franziska Ski Nordique.
From the Russians in the overall standings in the top twenty were only Ekaterina Yurlova-Pert, who finished 17th.
So, for the third time in history the Russians were not in the top 15 of the world Cup at the end of the season.
In season 2016/17 Tatiana Akimova has occupied 16-e a place, even the year before at the same position in the overall standings finished Olga Podchufarova.
Bolshunov for the first time in modern Russian history won the world Cup
However, in the Nations Cup for our athletes it’s not so bad. The Russian men’s team finished in fourth place and secured the maximum quota (six athletes) to participate in the next Cup season. The women’s team, despite a difficult season, finished in fifth place and regained the maximum quota for participation in the world Cup. So next season our team for the first time since March 2014, will perform the greatest possible number of participants.
But in an interview with the Agency TASS commented on the end of the season the President of the Russian biathlon Union (RBU) Vladimir Drachev
– At the beginning of the competition year, in principle, all went well, the guys and girls were in the top three, and the girls were very tightly fought. And performances they had a good first three stages of the world Cup we were very good as were not last time. However, the new year preparation phase, and the January world Cup knocked the team out of the normal rhythm is very serious… Now analyze why it started to decline. But the world Cup managed to straightenü the team. And girls enough added on a course, but has not coped with the shooting. And the guys also added. Alexander Loginov won the gold medal, we’ve been waiting for 12 years. From the first day of the world championship the Russian team was a big pressure. But, well done, did it.
in addition, Mr. Drachev has not excluded that in the near future there may be changes in the coaching staff of the team.
Recall that the national team coach of Russia is Anatoly Kovantsev. Men’s team headed by Sergey Belozerov, and female – Vitaly Noritsyn.