Pidruchny: Expected to win a medal, but I didn’t think it would be gold

Пидручный: Рассчитывал выиграть медаль, но не думал, что это будет золото

Ukrainian Dmitry Pidruchny became world champion in biathlon.

The captain of the men’s team of Ukraine biathlon Dmitry Pidruchny commented on his victory in the pursuit race at the world Championships.

“Emotions are… Difficult at all to believe that I have a gold medal. I was counting on this world Cup to take some kind of medal, but I couldn’t even imagine what it will be gold.

Not only the beginning was hard, the whole race was very difficult. Honestly, I run down today much harder than yesterday and in the relay. I had some problems with the recovery after the sprint, because yesterday I gave all the power that he had and today it was quite difficult to get together and show the result.

Believed in the runway to the last, because I knew what today’s weather conditions and how hard it was on prisciliano in standing. In the women’s race too, with the shooting today was struggling. Every line, every shot – it was a chance to be higher and higher.

Very nice, and for me it is a great honor that I was able to “steal” from Johannes gold. Let’s see if anyone is still in this championship,” said Pidruchny.

Watch the video of the last lap pursuit races at the world Championships in östersund

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