The press-conference with medal-winners of men’s pursuit was held in the media-centre of the World Cup Final
Nathan Smith (1st place):
— I am so happy to win!
I realized that I’ve been having a good race; however, until the last shooting range I was hoping to have 4th or 5th position. And when I saw that both Fourcade and Shipulin made 2 penalties on the 4th shooting I felt myself on the safe side and ran for the victory.
Benedikt Doll (2nd place):
— I couldn’t imagine being on the podium again, I just wanted to have a good race today and not to make a lot mistakes on the shooting range. Of cause, I was lucky; however I did my best to get this silver medal.
I was very nervous, because I knew that Shipulin and Fourcade are right behind me. But I managed to concentrate on my skiing and this was worth it.
Anton Shipulin (3rd place):
— Martin is a strong competitor. I had to choose either to try to fight for the second position with Benedikt or to concentrate on my rivalry with Martin Fourcade for the third place. I chose the second variant. I was quite confident on the last leg and I am very happy to be on the podium again. I can’t say that this race was a complete success, but I am glad that I didn’t have more missed targets than Fourcade.