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The President of Federation of ski races of Russia Elena Vjalbe stated that Alexander Bolshunov in the season 2018/2019 will always fight for victory. Her words quoted by Sport24.
“I always want our athletes to win, so I expect their victory. Sure Bolshunov the whole year will be to fight for the lead. Currently he is the leader, but the season is long and complex. I wish Sasha good luck. We have been waiting for our skiers or skiers are the winners of the overall world Cup standings, but the competition is enough,” said Vyalbe.
She also commented on the “member” Norwegian Johannes, Clebo, through which Bolshunov won the sprint at the world Cup stage in Finnish hands. “We have such history was. I hope that they weaned. Experienced athletes are already losing finish, feeling that they are the first”, — said Vyalbe.
Bolshunov won the sprint race on November 24. Clabo 20-30 meters before the finish took the lead. The athlete looked to the left and, not seeing anyone from rivals slowed down. Suddenly, his right hand has accelerated Bolshunov, and toured the Norwegians.
21-year-old Bolshunov also played in the Russian team at the Olympic games in Pyeongchang. In South Korea the Russians managed to win four medals: three silver (team sprint, relay race and time trial for 50 km) and one bronze in the individual sprint.
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