Russian biathlete Evgenia Pavlova appealed to fans in connection with a failed performance in the women’s relay race at the Biathlon World Championships in Slovenia.
The Russian team consisting of Evgenia Pavlova, Ulyana Kaisheva, Tatyana Akimova and Svetlana Mironova took 11th place. The Norwegian team won the gold medal.
Pavlova, who finished her performance at the World Cup, said, addressing the fans, that “she does not dump the responsibility on anyone and takes all the blame”. The athlete noted that she worries most of all because she failed the main start of this season.
“But we are hostages of this situation, we can not do anything: we live where we were told, and we train according to the plan that was written to us,” the TASS biathlete quotes.
On the eve, Evgenia Pavlova said that the domestic team was mistaken with the location of the preparatory training camp, and also complained that the athletes were not allowed to move from the hotel in the mountains to the nearby town of Bled, where, according to her, the recovery of the body is faster.
The Russians could not win at the tournament in Slovenian Pokljuka, which will end tomorrow, so far not a single medal.
Mass starts will take place on Sunday, February 21st. Irina Kazakevich and Svetlana Mironova will participate in the Russian women’s team.