Anton Shipulin and Martin Fourcade
Russian Anton Shipulin and Martin Fourcade of France made a conciliatory handshake after the end of the sprint race at the biathlon world Championships in Hochfilzen. Reports about it “CHempionata”.
“We are for two days, communicated, understand each other. Didn’t come to a compromise, but came to the conclusion that we came here to compete and try to show good results, not politics. Decided to make peace and to resume normal relations”, — said the Russian.
Fourcade in an interview with TASS confirmed that the athletes understand each other and responded to the invitation of the head coach of Russian national team together to drink tea.
“Tea usually invite the British. I expect they will invite me to drink vodka,” said Fourcade.
In the sprint race, held on Saturday, February 12, He won a bronze medal. Shipulin showed a 21-th result.
10 Feb Fourcade left the awards ceremony after the mixed relay at the world Cup in Hochfilzen, due to the fact that the Russians and Shipulin, Alexander Loginov refused to shake his hand. During the race logins fell after contact with the Frenchman. According to local athletes, Fourcade specifically undercut the rival.