The absolute leader of the men’s total score of the Biathlon World Cup Martin Fourcade has arrived to Khanty-Mansiysk.
Upon getting off the plane the athlete has told the press-service of the competitions about his plans for the races of the World Cup Final.
«I am looking forward to the good result, of cause I am fighting for the Globe, this is my main goal of the season and I hope I could win this Trophy for the fourth time in a row», — said Martin Fourcade.
Martin Fourcade has also noted that although all the athletes feel tired at the end of the season, he will do his best to conclude it with a good result. «It’s still three competitions ahead and I have a very good feeling for them. I had a victory in Kontiolahti and I hope I could do the same here in Khanty-Mansiysk», — concluded the three-time winner of the Big Crystal Globe.
One of the leaders of women’s overall standings Kaisa Makarainen of Finland has arrived to the capital of Ugra on the same charter flight with Martin Fourcade.
«I like Khanty-Mansiysk, I think it’s a very lucky place for me and I am happy to be here. I had both good and bad races here, I don’t know yet what it will be this week, but I hope I could make good races here again», — said the athlete.
It is to be reminded that at the moment Kaisa Makarainen is on the second position of the overall standings. The current leader of the total score is Darya Domracheva of Belarus. The three-time Olympic champion whose sport career has started in Ugra has a minimum advantage over Makarainen.
«Of cause, I’ll try my best and I wish that I could do it. Now it is about 30 points, so I think that I need a lot of luck, but we will see how it will be. I like to ski in Khanty-Mansiysk because the weather is cold here and the snow is dryer not so soft like we have everywhere. It’s always a real winter and I like it», — said Kaisa Makarainen.