The skier had a poor showing in the 15-km race on Friday, ending up 13th, nearly two minutes after the event's gold medalist, Dario Cologna of Switzerland.
His mother didn’t even attempt to hide her disappointment.
"You're the worst Norwegian,” Gro Johnsrud Langslet said of her son on DBTV. “You should go home."
Let’s hope those words were meant to be taken lightly, although it didn't seem like she had much faith as her son neared the finish line during the competition. Langslet was heard saying, "Look at that. He doesn't stand a chance.''
Sundby has had a rough go in Sochi, even beyond his mother's criticism. After winning a bronze medal in the 30K skiathlon event Sunday, Russian officials requested an investigation.
Second-placed Marcus Hellner (L) of Sweden and third-placed Martin Johnsrud Sundby of Norway react after crossing …
Sundby beat out his competitor Russian Maxim Vylegzhanin by 0.1 seconds, and the Norwegian was seen clearly crossing into Vylegzhanin's lane a few meters before the finish line. The Russian team said the move unfairly obstructed Vylegzhanin's ability to catch bronze.
Nevertheless, his mom (sort of) defended her son's Olympic ability: "He isn't as bad as this indicates. This is the worst he's been this year."
Yikes. Guess not all mums are the warm and fuzzy kind.
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