It finally happened! Sergey Ustiugov bent his knee and proposed to his long-term girlfriend Elena Soboleva.
Ustiugov, double world champion -2017 and TdS winner, does not need much presentation. Sovoleva, ex-U23 world champion in sprint, has moved to distance skiing recently and just became a national champ on 50k ( yep, that’s fifty – they compete in that ultra-long distance in Russia)
Characteristically for the couple, social media accounts of both stayed silent – luckily for humanity, many of their friends felt it’s their duty to inform the world about the big event.
The occasion gives us all the excuses we need to present you other long-term & public in their affections couples in the world’s best sport: