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Germany: Gold medalist Kuzmina calls time on biathlon career at end of season03:46

Germany: Gold medalist Kuzmina calls time on biathlon career at end of season

Germany, Ruhpolding
January 17, 2019 at 18:32 GMT +00:00 · Published

Gold medal winner of the International Biathlon Union (IBU) World Cup women's 7.5km sprint race Slovakia's Anastasiya Kuzmina confirmed the end of her career during the press conference in the German city of Ruhpolding on Thursday.

Kuzmina said that it was her "special victory" since she was close but never won the podium in Ruhpolding.

Italy's biathlete and silver medal winner Lisa Vittozzi said that she did all she could during the race, adding "I know that Anastasia was very fast but I'm very satisfied about my race."

Anastasiya Kuzmina also commented about rumors on her brother, retired Russian biathlete Anton Shipulin's plans to go into politics saying that "he might have opened new horizons for himself."

"It's important that he understands that there is nothing to fear and he needs to try everything," she added.

Germany: Gold medalist Kuzmina calls time on biathlon career at end of season03:46
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Gold medal winner of the International Biathlon Union (IBU) World Cup women's 7.5km sprint race Slovakia's Anastasiya Kuzmina confirmed the end of her career during the press conference in the German city of Ruhpolding on Thursday.

Kuzmina said that it was her "special victory" since she was close but never won the podium in Ruhpolding.

Italy's biathlete and silver medal winner Lisa Vittozzi said that she did all she could during the race, adding "I know that Anastasia was very fast but I'm very satisfied about my race."

Anastasiya Kuzmina also commented about rumors on her brother, retired Russian biathlete Anton Shipulin's plans to go into politics saying that "he might have opened new horizons for himself."

"It's important that he understands that there is nothing to fear and he needs to try everything," she added.