In the framework of the Ukrainian championship-2018 in summer biathlon, which will be held in Chernihiv from 21 to 26 September, held the first “Race of Champions of independent Ukraine” with the participation of current and former athletes.
This was announced by the head of Department on Affairs of family, youth and sports Chernihiv city Council, former well-known biathlete Andrew Deryzemlya.
“From 21 to 26 September in Chernihiv will take place the championship of Ukraine summer biathlon. In the framework we decided to conduct the so-called “Race of Champions of independent Ukraine.” The idea belongs to the former athlete, now a state coach of the National team of Ukraine on biathlon Sergey Sednev” – quoted by Andrew will Derizemlya ukrinform.ua.
According to him, the objective of the event was to show former athletes who glorified their city and state, and the reigning Champions the younger generation, which is, to take one example.
“Race of Champions” is scheduled for September 22 and will be one of the events of the celebration of the city of Chernihiv. The format is single mixed relay. Paired with the ex-biathletes will compete with the athletes of the core team of Ukraine. The race starts at 12:45 and will last up to 15 hours.
It is expected that participation in the race will be attended by 12 teams. In the list of athletes who completed the career, – the names of such famous athletes like Oksana Khvostenko, Nina Lemesh, Vyacheslav Derkach, Roman Mata, Andrew Deryzemlya and others. Among the active, in particular, Kristina Dmytrenko, Vita and Valya Semerenko, Olena Pidhrushna, Sergey Semeneev, Brendan.