Tsvetkov said he mixed up the sticks before passing the baton at the World Cup
MOSCOW, 15 Jan – Russian biathlete Maxim Tsvetkov said he mixed up the sticks before passing the baton at the World Cup stage in Ruhpolding, Germany.
On Saturday, the Russian men’s team won gold in the relay. Tsvetkov, a few seconds before entering the corridor to pass the baton, ran up to the coaches with a request to replace the sticks.
“I didn’t miss the start time, I still started on time. I just didn’t have time to put on sticks. Before the start of the stage, I went to the starting area and didn’t look whose sticks they were. It was written that these were the sticks of my partner Karim (Khalili). cross-country skiing, took his poles and ran to the start,” Tsvetkov said in an interview published on the World Cup Twitter channel.
The biathlete noted that there were no problems at the shooting range, as the weather was good.
“The distance was already working according to the state,” Tsvetkov added.