I can hardly believe I have just become the World Champion.
I did niot expect to be on the podium it is a complete surprise
for me. I hoped to be in top 10 today. I was freezing during
Elena Soboleva (RUS)
I am very satisfied and very glad with the bronze medal. It
feels great to beat all the favorites. I am very happy that
our team won all the medals today. It was very unexpected
for me. The third place today is the best individual achievement
in my career. Last year I was on the podium in the relay.
It was a very tough race today for me. I could hardly breathe.
I was tired after the sprint. I have still plans to compete
in other races of the World Championships, I am hoping for
I'm in the heaven! It's a complete surprise for me. I was
ready to fight today but I did not expect to win the gold
medal. I did my best. I felt I was fast from the beginning
of the competition. I was keeping the speed high to the finish.
This is my first medal in my life. I am extremely happy today.
I tried to do my best and I was fighting till the end. I like
the course very much. Also the high altitude and cold temperatures
fit me very well. The conditions were perfect for me today.
Bjoernestad Skar (NOR)
It was a nightmare today. My main goal was to win a medal
today. Other result than a podium did not matter for me. When
I heard I did not have a chance for the gold and silver medal
I gave everything I had for the bronze. I got the information
from the coaches it was very close between me and Iivo Niskanen.
In the end I was just pushing as hard as I could.