“I feel like I’m a little over 20 years old”: Russian biathlete Garanichev does not yet intend to retire from the sport
Biathlete Evgeniy Garanichev announced his intention to perform next season. The athlete made this statement after the individual race at the Spartakiad in Zlatoust.
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Let us remind you that the Russian biathlete is 36 years old. He won a bronze medal in the individual race, held in Sochi 10 years ago. The athlete noted that everything will depend on his condition. He did not rule out different scenarios for the development of events.
“You just reminded me that I’m 36 years old, but I don’t feel like I’m that age. This is just the beginning, I feel like I’m a little over 20 years old,” Garanichev said in an interview with TASS.
He noted that he felt the support of his family, friends and fans. According to him, coaches do not advise him to end his career in sports. Garanichev recalled the famous biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen. The eight-time Olympic champion ended his sports career at 44 years old.