Norwegian biathlete the Willow Hosted Christiansen was hit by German Johannes kühn after the first firing line in the individual race at the world Cup stage in Pokljuka.
Kuhn won second place in the race, losing only four seconds to the Frenchman Martin Fourcade.
“First of all, I’m sure it happened by accident. If this didn’t happen, I’d be five seconds faster on the last lap.
So now, when start to count, it seems that I could win the race because in the end, Martin lost four seconds.
But I think that in a real situation he would just be able to add, knowing that I went faster. He would say on the highway, and he’d just accelerated.
Christiansen apologized and I accepted his apology, the incident is over. He regrets, it all happened by accident, during the race.
The fact that in that situation I didn’t see him because he was behind me, and I don’t have eyes in the back of his head. I think it may just take me a beer and we’ll forget this episode,” – said Kuhn.
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“I have to thank Christiansen. Although I controlled the situation on the last lap, so I think would have won in any case”, – quotes the words of Fourcade NRK.