My theory was that with him as anchor, the team had the best reliable chance to be with the leaders into the final, and Malyshko as a bonus getting a taste of proper relay pressure. That's at least how it panned out, and he handled it really well. Making time on Boe in the last 2.5k, and disappearing into the distance for Martin Fourcade. Little room for complaints. Boe was on top of his game there it seemed, no misses, making silver pretty much best possible for Russia.Libertine Seguros said:Dmitry Malyshko. He's relatively young, but very unassuming and a real surprise inclusion on the anchor leg of all places. He was 10th in the sprint though, so maybe he's the coming man for the Russians.
It's fascinating that after decades, the Norwegians are still known for shooting badly. It was mostly Braadsveen and Berger today, but we've seen it from Bjoerndalen and Boe as well at times. Is it beyond them to get a Russian shooting coach? Seems at times every single Russian is a better shot than the average Norwegian. And that's not very likely about PED's, but about mindset and training.