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In the shooting of the champions, which took place today in Winter Sports Centeк named after A. Filipenko right after the women pursuit race. The winner is the repeated world and Europe champion Alexey Kobelev.
- Alexey, what are your feelings concerning the shooting? Would you like to put on the skis and grab the rifle?
Alexey Kobelev: Indescribable feelings, I would love to run a lap. Biathlon has become a part of me long ago, so I can say that sport is my life.
-Do you think that we need such exhibition trials?
Alexey Kobelev: Of course we do. We want to support our biathletes; we wish them the victory on the third race day. By the way, the shooting of the champions will inspire the supporters and will remind them the of the huge biathlon history in Ugra.
The second place went to the two-time Olympic medalist, three-time World champion and repeated World Championships prize-winner Viktor Maigurov. The Olympic champion and two-time World champion Sergey Tarasov became the third.
The Olympic champion and World champion Evgeniy Redkin took the fourth place.
Venera Chernisheva, seven-time winner of the World Championships, sprint vice-champion and two-time World Championships bronze medallist, also took part in the shooting. The first and the only place went to her.