Winner of the 2017 Biathlon World Championship Olga Podchufarova spoke about the proposals to play for European teams, TASS reports.
Podchufarova previously performed at the Russian Championship after a two-year break, during which she planned to move to the Slovenian national team. In January, the country’s authorities denied her citizenship, and after a while 28-year-old Podchufarova returned to Russia.
“The funny thing is that there were offers from other teams. But you need to understand the following: I had personal prerequisites for moving to Slovenia, everything was not so simple in this story, ”said Podchufarova, while the biathlete did not name specific teams, noting that the proposals came from Europe.
Recall that in 2016 Olga Podchufarova won the 7.5 km sprint race at the World Cup in Anterselva, Italy and brought Russia the first gold medal.