The Olympic champion refused to live in Russia


Alexander Technofot: Grigory Sysoev / RIA Novosti

Soviet biathlete and four-time Olympic champion Alexander Tikhonov has declared that is not going to live in Russia. The words of the veteran, reports Sport24.

“I don’t want Russia to be, so I live in Belarus, normally all good. The farther from the Russian gossip, the better,” — said Tikhonov.

As a former head of the Russian biathlon Union (RBU), Tikhonov repeatedly acted with criticism of his leadership and the athletes themselves. In early August, commenting on the change of sport citizenship of the Russian biathletes, 71-year-old pessimistic comments about the prospects of this sport in Russia. In his view, in the absence of intervention, domestic biathlon will be on the verge of extinction.

On account of Tikhonov’s 11 victories at the world Championships. He is also the winner of four Olympic gold medals. They Tikhonov managed to win in a row in the period from 1968 to 1980.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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