Ukraine won a medal in the first race of the biathlon world Cup (PHOTOS)

Украина завоевала медаль в первой гонке Кубка мира по биатлону (ФОТО)

Had a great start to the season the national team of Ukraine in biathlon. In the first official race at the initial stage of the world Cup in Slovenian Pokljuka, our team rose to the podium.

About this report the Facts.

In the single mixed relay “yellow-blue” in the part of Anastasia Merkushina (she trained separately from the team) and Artem Tyshchenko won bronze, only losing to the second-place Austrians Lisa Theresa Hauser and Simon Eder, and the winners — Norwegian Duo Tekle Brun and Lars Hegle Birkeland.

During the race Ukrainian Duo, mainly at the expense of accuracy on the shooting range was in the leading group. Only the final standing of the Brendan made a mistake with the last shot (our only miss on 40 targets!), but, fortunately, the failure did not prevent our team to be among the top three.

By the way, on Sunday, December 2, in Pokljuka will host another race. Classic mixed relay for the national team of Ukraine will run Vita Semerenko, Olena Pidhrushna, Sergey Semenov and pryma Artem.

We will remind, on March 11, 2017 Ukrainian biathlete Yulia Zhuravok won a bronze medal in the sprint race at the 7.5 kilometers, on the stage of the Cup of the International biathlon Union(IBU), which was held in the Russian Uvat, Tyumen oblast.

Julia Zhuravok struck on the course, all 10 targets and overcame track 24:20.0 minutes behind the winner in 7.5 seconds.

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