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Anton Babikov: biography
Anton Babikov — a Russian biathlete, master of sports of international class, is a member of the national team. Anton is a multiple winner of various Championships.
He was born in Ufa, in a large family. His parents, who were also professional athletes, four sons, of which Anton is the youngest. Although to say so is perhaps not quite correct, because he was born in «duet» with his brother-twins Affair.
Parents impose children to the sport as a profession, but sought to educate the boys love to physical exercise. So each of them went through different sports. Of course, and Anton was no exception. Still very young he was involved in athletics, football, and a little later the example of his elder brother was fond of Boxing and 2 years went to a sports school to beat a pear.
At the age of 11 the young athlete wanted to learn how to confidently ski. But the section in which he fell, was not professional enough, and the coach, as school physical education teacher, seeing the efforts and potential of Anton and advised him to pay attention to this winter sport as biathlon. Especially in Ufa is a very good base for training children to «shoot on skis.»
So, a bit random, Anton Babikov at the age of 12 got into biathlon and quickly realized that it was just what he was looking for. However, in children’s and youth competitions the boy was not a star. Says athlete today – his body had saved his strength to shoot in senior competitions.
In the big sports star Anton Babikov started to go in 2013. He became the champion of Russia in sprint-cross-country and entered the national team of Bashkortostan. A year before the next victory in the sprint cross he added the League title in the individual race. By the way, this is a classic competition Babikov considers his favorite, although for most athletes it does not look attractive because of too much effort.
In 2014, Anton got his first bronze medal at the European championship in the Czech Republic. In a year in Estonia, he repeated this achievement and add on to it a victory in relay race in the national team of Russia.
But the real breakthrough came in 2016. At the European championship, which was held in Tyumen, the young athlete won bronze in the sprint, and twice climbed to the top of the podium. First time for victory in inaugural single mixed relay and pursuit race, which has become the natural benefit of Anton Babikov.
Thanks to a bright performance in Tyumen, Anton was included in the national team of Russia for participation in the world championship to be held in the Norwegian city of Holmenkollen. By the way, like most athletes, Babikov clearly refers to omens and superstitions. For example, all the medals in 2016 he took with him to Norway. As Anton says – good luck.
Anton Babikov is a very open and positive person. He freely talks about his big family: parents, brothers, their wives and children. But information about the free heart from him, the young man refuses to give flatly. Although it is known that while the athlete is not married. In contrast to the three brothers.
Anton Babikov loves his hometown, but has repeatedly stated that it is better to live in a quiet village. There he could have provided reflection on various philosophical topics, but also pay attention to a favorite hobby – reading. Although many people have a stereotype about athletes as people uneducated, in fact it is not. Moreover, Anton prefers serious classical literature. One of his favorite writers is Herman Hesse, and he mastered all of his bibliography.