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11 February 2022, 16:18

Alimbekava feels angry with herself for her last shot

BEIJING, 11 February (BelTA) - Belarusian biathlete Dzinara Alimbekava believes she failed in today's Women's 7.5km Sprint. The athlete said that after the finish, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarus National Olympic Committee.

“I think I would have given myself a four for not making haste on the firing range. That is all I could praise myself for today. I do not know what happened with the last round, maybe I lost concentration for a moment. I feel very much angry with myself. I do not make such mistakes in training. I just do not understand where these inaccuracies come from. From the first lap I acted according to the coach's plan: I was performing without any rush. I began to trail at the first mark. The lag increased at the second one. Somewhere in the middle I felt really tired and did not know how to finish the sprint. It is a short distance, though. I do not think it is acclimatization. I feel good. Today is just not my day,” said Dzinara Alimbekava.

The leader of the Belarusian biathlon team finished 15th in the Women's 7.5km Sprint, with one penalty.

Photos by Andrei Pokumeiko

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