National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus
13 February 2018
Alpine Skier Yury Danilachkin about his today’s performance in men’s combined

The weather conditions today made it possible to hold competitions in alpine skiing men’s combined.

Yury Danilachkin was one of 65 athletes who took part in that discipline and finished in 48th place with a result of 1:22.78 (+3.54).

In the mixed zone of the alpine centre Yury said he finished in one breath thanks to a wonderful mood and perfect weather conditions.

- A few days ago downhill was cancelled because of strong wind. Did you worry about the weather today?

- Alpine skiers always feel all the weather changes stanging at the start line, including the wind. However, today everything was perfect. The starting line was set lower than it had been planned in order to be sure all the skiers would successfully complete the distance. Yet three athletes didn’t finish.

- You skidded off course at your first Olympic Games Sochi 2014. Could you explain what happened?

- It seemed nothing could go wrong, but I was too aggressive at the beginning and it didn’t work.

- Do the Olympic slopes in PyengChang and Sochi differ from one another?

- Of course. I think that Korea suits me more.

- Which of two discipline is more relevant for you?

- I try to show the best results in both. As a rule, I perform better in downhill, but it doesn’t mean I won’t do my best in slalom.