Wbk wrote:Des57 wrote:zorasourit wrote:Well, Anastasia Kuzmina was razor-sharp today, the Russians must really kick themselves now why on earth they let her go
I was asking myself the same. How can you let her go?What a great athlete she has been for Slovakia,two gold medals,one silver and big chances for another medal in pursuit.
Well, they didn't let her go. They wanted to keep her, but they didn't allow to bring her son for training camps together with her. And then...she left. On her own.
I'm really proud she's Slovak now and I must say Kuzmina is big idol for me, both as sportsman and as human. There's no doubt, I'm nearly crying. And I think all we are capable to let out some tears of joy in here today (again). Many thanks, Nastya!
This is stupid and ridiculous. So Russian officials can only blame themselves. Is she actually popular / known in Slovakia? I understand the Czechs are experiencing a sort of biathlon boom these days, especially after the awesome WCh last year but I have not the faintest idea how that sport is doing in the Slovakian public.