The Pokljuka Worlds ended on a bitter note for Emilien Jacquelin this Sunday.
Cruel outcome that that experienced by Emilien Jacquelin, this Sunday, during the ultimate mass-start of the Pokljuka Worlds, in Slovenia. While he was chasing a medal and battling in the leading group, the French buathlete collapsed during his second prone shot, missing his five targets to finally sink to the back of the pack.
Asked by the L’Equipe channel at the end of the race, the person could not contain his emotion. “Frankly, I don’t really know what happened. The technicians showed me the grouping of bullets from my first shot. He was good. He was barely high. So, they asked me to put two clicks at the bottom. This is what I do and will find out why, the balls are even higher. I am disgusted. “
And to continue, not without bursting into tears to close the interview. “Is it a material error or has the tide turned?” I do not know. I am devastated, I had put all my heart into it… ”A moving sequence to discover in the images below.
The strong emotion of Emilien Jacquelin after his completely missed shot.
“I put all my heart into it” #theBIATHLON team # pokljuka2021 pic.twitter.com/c3UkrZaPxG
– the L’Équipe channel (@lachainelequipe) February 21, 2021
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