Reztsova : At the World Cup stage in Annecy, Russian biathletes spilled honey on our hearts, tormented by their poor results. Svetlana Mironova showed good shooting in the sprint and in the pursuit, Ulyana Nigmatullina did a good job at the mass start, and Kristina Reztsova even climbed to her first personal podium at the World Cup stage. Our biathlete won bronze. MK-Sport tells the details.
Women’s races at the World Cup in Annecy gave us hope for a bright Olympic future. Kristina Reztsova finished fifth in the sprint with one penalty, and showed that she scattered.
Svetlana Mironova showed excellent shooting in the sprint and pursuit. And if it were not for three misses in the mass start, then the confidence that Svetlana returns to her previous form would be stronger. However, Mironova herself says that she has not yet reached the limits in speed: “By the New Year, I will become even stronger, and they will not catch up with us.”
Pleasant promises ahead of the inexorably approaching Olympic Games. And it would be more pleasant, because there are still great uncertainties with the line-up – Larisa Kuklina did not qualify for the January World Cup stages, and how Anastasia Shevchenko , the leader of the IBU Cup, will show herself in the national team is not clear.
But during the mass start in Annecy, not only the promises were pleasant. This race started just fine for us: Kristina Reztsova was a real killer in the first two prone prone, and with absolutely clean shooting she even led at one time.
But on the third shooting range, Dorothea Wierer , the favorite of the entire biathlon world, jumped out of the snuffbox like hell . Having lost her former glory this season, the Italian shot at zero at the third stage and rushed forward, dragging a group of those who missed once, among which was our Reztsova.
But after the last frontier, a whole company of the strongest biathletes ran the penalty loop, and the Swede Elvira Eberg jumped into the first position .
It seemed that everything would be decided at the finish line, but Oeberg showed good speed and went ahead without competitors, Dorothea and Czech Jessica Yislova did not cope, and French Julia Simon and Russian Kristina Reztsova came running to the podium .
Moreover, the first personal medal in her career for Christina could have been silver, but she fought with Simon only until the last descent. “There I let her go. Apparently, she was tired after all. Until the last moment I was afraid that I was not going third and that there was someone else after Elvira. But in the end it is a medal! And I’m ready to cry. “
Ulyana Nigmatullina finished seventh, and believes that everything turned out well in this race: “I did the work on the mistakes, stopped smearing with the first shot, and in the end I even had thoughts of catching up with the Norwegian Reiseland , but still she was top, it didn’t work out”.
Svetlana Mironova this time missed three times and came 18th. Irina Kazakevich was the penultimate one – she already had seven penalties.
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