The Russian pair sprint team Aleksandr Bolshunov – Gleb Retivyh had to settle for third place in Sunday's race when the latter Retivyh bowed to Norway's Johannes Hösflot Kläbo and Finland's Joni Mäki.
Bolshunov sent Retivyh to the final leg from the bow position, but the anchor’s vibe didn’t last until the end.
Bolshunov's behavior after the race has aroused surprise.
When both Norway's Erik Valnes and Finland's Ristomatti Hakola rushed to congratulate their couples as usual in the finish, Bolshunov left Retivyh to collect himself.
The use has been considered rude.
- It was not a beautiful use, summed up Maja Dahlqvist from Sweden, who celebrated gold in women's double printing, for example.
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- It was full of contrast;
you see Finns - both women and men - coming (to congratulate) while he (Retivyh) is lying on the ground alone, Norwegian NRK ski expert, ex-skier Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen comments on the men's double sprint medal celebrations and the Retivyh left alone.
- Looks bad on TV if you don’t Congratulate your teammate after the World Cup medal, accompanied by ex-Canadian skier Devon Kershaw at NRK.
Bolshunov, 24, has justified the criticized moment by saying he was changing clothes.
He has also said he was very disappointed.
The successful Russian star has already won one gold in addition to the parisprint bronze at the World Championships in Oberstdorf.
He skied for the championship in men’s combined skiing on Saturday.
It was Bolshunov's first career in gold.
Bolshunov has taken it all out of this medal - unlike a pair of sprint bronze.
For example, in his Instagram account, the Russian has already been in the mood for three pictures.
Of bronze, he has not released any updates.
Aleksandr Bolshunov (left) and Gleb Retivyh were left in bronze in the Paris sprint on Sunday. Photo: Christof Stache / AFP / Lehtikuva
On Monday, Bolshunov posted a caricature in his account, mocking Norwegian ski stars - and describing what happened in Saturday’s combined race.
Bolshunov took the World Cup gold in front of the Norwegian nose.
After Bolshunov, as many as five Norwegians came in 2-6: Simen Hegstad Krüger, Hans Christer Holund, Johannes Hösflot Kläbo, Emil Iversen and Sjur Röthe.
- Norwegian bear hunt, the caricature states.
On Monday, Bolshunov also released a picture of himself on the cross-country podium with a gold medal around his neck.
He thanked the Russian Ski Association in the picture.
Bolshunov’s next gold medal yacht is scheduled for Wednesday as the men’s 15-kilometer freestyle race competes in Oberstdorf.
Finland is represented in the competition by Perttu Hyvärinen, Joni Mäki, Iivo Niskanen and Markus Vuorela.
The race starts on Finnish time on Wednesday at 2.15 pm.