Biathlon scandal with Russia took an unexpected turn.
The best Russian biathlete Anton Shipulin and the leader of the team of France Martin Fourcade, who on Thursday, February 9, made a huge scandal, suddenly reconciled and embraced.
A warm handshake athletes took place after the sprint race of the world championship.
“We each learned something of their own in this conflict. We for two days ago I spoke with Martin. I understand his position, he understood my. We came to a compromise, but came to the conclusion that in the world Cup you need to compete and not to engage in politics. Decided to make peace, to resume normal relations. Arrived in Hochfilzen primarily to compete, and then to understand. With Martin we had agreed on a handshake because there was serious pressure from the federations. I just had to stop,” said Anton in the air Matcht.
He agreed with the idea to bury “the hatchet” and said he expected invitations to a friendly “glass of tea” from the Russian team.
“We communicated via chat, discussing the incident, which occurred on the pedestal: why don’t they shook my hand and what happened in the episode with the fall Loginova. I know Anton for ten years, and what happened on the podium two days ago, will not affect our good relations. I continue to think well of him and know that he is of the same opinion about me. We would prefer to forget about it, as if nothing had happened… the tea is usually invited by the British. I expect the Russian will invite me to drink vodka,” said five-time world champion.
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