Sochi Olympic champion and 2017 world champion.
Biathlete Anton Shipulin at a press conference in Moscow announced that he intends to complete a career. The final start for him will be the Christmas race, which will be held in the German Gelsenkirchen on December 29.
Last season, the 31-year-old athlete was not allowed by the International Olympic Committee to the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang. After that, he wondered if he should continue his professional career.
In mid-December, it became known that Russian biathletes in Austria were suspected of doping. The list of suspects in the violation, published by the commentator Dmitry Guberniev, was the name of Anton Shipulin. Biathlete himself called the suspicions “baseless nonsense.”
I have no explanation for what is happening. I am extremely angry that the witch hunt continues, which undermines my trust as an absolutely pure athlete, not only in the fight against doping, but also in our sport in general. Any accusations, even any speculation in my address, I can’t call a complete nonsense.
No charges were filed against Shipulin following the results of the inspection.
Shipulin is the champion of the Olympic Games in 2014 and the world champion of 2017 in the relay. He also many times became the winner of the world championships and the owner of a small World Cup in the standings of mass starts.