“I can only say that today the winner should be me or Klebo.
This is not the best end of the day, ”Bolshunova said on the air of NRK.
On the road to the finish line in the fight with Johannes Klebo for victory in the marathon, Bolshunov broke his right stick after minor contact with the Norwegian, which eventually threw the Russian to third place.
After the protest of the Russian team, Klebo was disqualified, and Bolshunov was awarded a silver award.
In the end, the victory was won by another Norwegian athlete Emil Iversen.
Earlier, Vladimir Putin called Bolshunov the main hero of the ski marathon at the World Cup.