Edward Latypova: Alexey Filippov / RIA Novosti
The head coach of Russian national team on biathlon Anatoly Kovantsev commented on the speech of Eduard Latypov in the individual race at the first stage of the world Cup. His words leads to “Sport-Express”.
“Latypova affected by the delay at the start, for him it was a lot of stress. He skis not brought in time. We will deal with the service on this occasion. But even with that, he ran legs on the same level as the best guys,” said Chovancek.
Latypov debuted in Russian national team. Biathlete had seven penalties behind the winner Frenchman Martin Fourcade for 8 minutes 45 seconds. Only 10 athletes performed worse Latypova, who finished 99th.
Thus Latypov repeated the result of Timur Makhambetova, became the worst in the history of Russian biathlon. In the season 2016/2017 Makhambetov failed at the stage in South Korea’s Pyeongchang.
Individual race in Pokljuka, Slovenia became the first personal in the season 2018/2019. Among the Russians showed the best result, Dmitry Malyshko, who finished 12th. the First stage of the world Cup will last until 9 December. On December 10 in Austria will start the second phase. It will last until December 16.
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