MOSCOW, March 18. /TASS/. Sergei Ustyugov is one of the best skiers in the world, so the defeat of Alexander Terentiev and Alexander Bolshunov in the sprint race at the Russian Championship cannot be called shameful. This opinion was expressed by the head coach of the Russian national team Yuri Borodavko on Saturday TASS.
On Saturday, Ustyugov became the winner of the sprint race in the classic style. Terentyev took second place, Bolshunov – third.
“As for the men’s races, Sergey Ustyugov showed a very high level, he is one of the strongest skiers in the world, so it’s not shameful to lose to such an athlete. Today he managed to get ahead of Terentyev and Bolshunov. Alexey Chervotkin was surprised to get into the final, he imposed a fight on Bolshunov at the finish line, it was a pleasant surprise. Bolshunov showed a good result for his condition, tomorrow he will run a skiathlon, “said Borodavko.
He also commented on the results of the women’s race, in which Natalya Nepryaeva won. “Unfortunately, Natalia cannot yet develop her best qualities, this requires a struggle, but there is no such thing yet. Anastasia Faleeva and Veronika Stepanova are not here, they could create competition. to the final, there are positive moments,” the source said.
The Russian Championship will end on March 26. Competitions are held in Tyumen.