"I tried not to think about medals before the race, I tried just to focus on the race and do my best," Semerenko said through a translator. "I'm very happy with the bronze medal because at the beginning of the season I had a problem with my health."
Defending champion Kuzmina wins biathlon gold →
"Whether it's Russia or Ukraine, all people will be happy for us," she said. "The Olympic Games is a situation when all people are united."
Ukraine wins women's biathlon relay for 1st gold →