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Greetings to Alexander Bolshunov on silver medal at World Ski Championships 2021 in Oberstdorf

March 7, 2021

Vladimir Putin sent a message congratulating Alexander Bolshunov on his silver medal in the 50 km Classic cross country ski race at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2021 in Oberstdorf.

The President’s message reads, in part:

“Despite the difficult and dramatic situation on the ski track in Oberstdorf you kept fighting till the end, displaying a fighter’s character, worthy of a winner, and you became the true hero of the race.

I am certain that fans both in Russia and abroad appreciated your mastery, stamina and willpower.”

March 7, 2021