Russian Olympic champion announced his retirement from the sport

Biathlete Anton Shipulin decided to quit. “Christmas race” in Germany will be his final performance. The corresponding statement the athlete was made at a press conference.

“I decided that my career ends,” he said.

According to Shipulin, a decision he made because of the current situation in sports, which became

politicized.

“Now, biathlon became messy and politicized, it interfering third-fourth-fifth of the face and prevent us just to go to the start,” explained Anton.

His decision was influenced by exclusion from participation in the Olympics in Pyeongchang and the investigation in Austria. My role is also played by the desire to give more time to family and health problems.

On his page on Instagram, he expressed hope that he and other members of the Russian team biathlon will be able to please the fans with the results “Christmas race” which will take place on December 29.

“We hope to delight you again at the Christmas race, which will take place on 29 December and will be the final in my professional career,” wrote the athlete in the social network.

Recall that this sports event is held annually in Gelsenkirchen (Germany) at the football stadium.

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