Titled Russian biathlonist Anton Shipulin has announced his retirement from professional sports.
Shipulin was inclined to end his career this spring, but attempted to return to biathlon. According to unofficial information, Shipulin comeback fell through due to problems with Russian heart.
“I do six months at home recovering, waiting for the moment when I want to run, to get back on skis. But this moment has not come abruptly.
Now I understand that it’s not so interesting. And every second I’m not thinking about sports, and home and family. Sport has now become very dirty. If you had had the purity of the sport, you believed in people, did you know that sports and politics are different things, you can show his strength in the tournament, now double standards. You can’t fight windmills and to prove to the world that you’re clean”,” – quoted Shipulina Sports.ru.
Shipulin since 2009, won 11 personal victories on the world Cup and 43 times on the podium. Part of the Russian relay Anton became Olympic champion and winner of the world Cup.
In the overall standings of the world Cup Anton Shipulin at the four seasons in a row finished in top-3. In the seasons 2014-2015 and 2016-2017 to become the owner of the Big crystal globe, the Russians prevented only Martin Fourcade.
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