Norway's coach Eirik Muir Nossum was shocked by the behavior of Russian skier Alexander Bolshunov towards Finn Jon Mäki after finishing the relay at the World Cup in Lahti, Finland. His words are quoted by NRK.
“I am shocked by his behavior. We do cross-country skiing, not MMA or martial arts, ”Nossum said. He added that he had never seen anything like this in cross-country skiing and hoped it would never happen again. The coach felt that the International Ski Federation should punish Bolshunov for attacking an opponent.