Reztsov: Garanichev and Eliseev were rightly expelled from the national team for the World Cup biathlon at the second stage of the World Cup in Östersund, Sweden is fair. This is what happened in an interview with a Lenta.ru correspondent, assessed by the three-time Olympic winner Anfisa Reztsova.
According to her, both athletes are now not at the level required to compete in the main team. She added that she does not know what result Garanichev and Eliseev will show in the Cup of the International Biathlon Union (IBU).
Reztsova also found it difficult to explain how Garanichev could have forgotten the sticks before the start of the sprint. “It's just impossible,” said the athlete.
Earlier on Monday, November 29, Garanichev and Eliseev were transferred to the second squad of the Russian national team, which will play at the IBU Cup in Norway. In the main team, they were replaced by Vasily Tomshin and Alexander Povarnitsyn.
Garanichev was late for the sprint start at the first stage of the World Cup, forgetting his ski poles. As a result, the athlete came to the finish line 113th. Eliseev took 78th place in the race.