Bolshunov won the first medal at the World Cup

Skier Bolshunov won bronze in the 15 km race at the World Cup, defeated Niskanen

Russian skier Alexander Bolshunov won bronze in the individual race 15 kilometers in classic style at the first stage of the World Cup in Finnish Hand. Statistics are available on the website of the International Ski Federation (FIS).

Finn Iivo Niskanen became the winner, covering the distance in 33 minutes and 8.6 seconds. Russian Alexei Chervotkin is in second place, 8.3 seconds behind the leader. Bolshunov was 14.1 seconds behind the winner.

On November 25, Bolshunov dropped out in the sprint quarterfinals and after that refused to talk to the press. Russian Alexander Terentyev became the winner. Next on the podium were the Norwegians Johannes Klebo and Eric Valnes.

The World Cup stage in Ruka will last until November 28.