During a training session of Slovenian national team before the world Cup in östersund (Sweden) almost tragedy occurred. One of the athletes almost shot the person who changed the target.
“After 20 minutes after a workout, replacing targets. Then the assistant first whistle, and all the men should cease firing. After replacing the targets, it again indicates that you can work on the installations. The Slovenian shot at that time, as near targets were officials”, – quotes the words of assistant Manager on the shooting of Thomas Åberg Expressen.
Fortunately, the assistant replaced the targets on another set and tragedy was avoided. However, the athlete still issued a warning.
Ukrainian team at the world Championships in östersund
The senior trainer of the female national team of Ukraine Andriy Prokunin named the five athletes who will compete at the world Championships in Ostersund, Sweden. The national team will enter the sisters Vita and Valya Semerenko, Anastasiya Merkushyna, Yuliya Jim and Yulia Zhuravok.
“Yes, the squad for the world championship are already known. This Vita and Valya Semerenko, Anastasiya Merkushyna, Yuliya Jim and Julia Zhuravok, which we will have the fifth number. About the sixth girl we’re, you know, is it advisable at all to go there, Hoping the Belkin. According to the results in principle she enters the compound, but to sit a spare makes no sense. It is better to participate at the IBU Cup in Martello, and then connect to the main team in the final stage in Oslo.
We stay in Raubichi to the fourth number, then move to östersund. The organizers have promised that since March 4, will open the stadium” — quoted Prokunina XSPORT.
Previously identified the men’s team of Ukraine, which will represent the country at the world Cup. Sweden will go Pidruchny Dmitry, Artem prima, Sergei Semenov, Ruslan Tkalenko and Artem Tishchenko.
In the framework of the world championship will be held in östersund mixed relay, sprint, pursuit, individual race, SUPERMIX, relays, and mass starts.
The world Cup in Ostersund, Sweden will be held from 7 to 17 March.
In the framework of the European championship ended with a pursuit race among men. The best was Norwegian tarjei boe.
Ukraine was represented by Ruslan Tkalenko, Brendan, Sergey Semenov and Dmitry Pidruchny. Semenov became the 37th, prima showed 27-1 result, but Tkalenko has demonstrated the best result among Ukrainian teams, finishing 15th.
Silver Ukrainka Zhuravok
The Ukrainian Yulia Zhuravok brought the first award in a moneybox of the national team of Ukraine at the European championship in biathlon, which is February 20 kicked off in the Belarusian Raubichi. In the individual race, the 24-year-old Julia became the silver medalist.
Thanks to an almost perfect shooting (just one miss) Zhuravok was able to outperform most rivals.
The only exception was the Olympic champion from Sweden Hanna öberg, who, despite three penalties, ahead of the Ukrainian the finish. Even after the fourth shooting she had the benefit of 11 seconds, but the rapid final lap allowed the Swedish biathlete to win.
Sensational victory Anew and Semenov in the top ten
20 February in the Belarusian Raubichi men’s individual race started the championship of Europe-2019 biathlon.
Ukrainian biathletes failed to win medals in the first race of the European championship. The winner of the crystal globe in the standings of the individual races of the season 2014/15 Sergey Semenov had four penalties in their signature discipline and therefore showed ninth result at the finish.
The rest of Ukrainians was in the top 10. Ruslan Tkalenko with three minute penalty was the 11th, Anton Dudchenko allowed one miss a final shot, but on the track only became 26-m did not cope with shooting pryma Artem, which a few inaccurate shots thrown in 33rd place.
Almost the entire race was in the lead and was the main contender to win the Norwegian tarjei boe.
The most stellar member of the European championship was not equal on the track, however, thanks to more accurate shooting at three seconds his time has improved FAK Jakov.
It was the Bulgarian sensationally won the gold medal and Be-the senior had to settle for silver. Bronze medal in the asset of another Norwegian Endre of Strensham.
Ukrainian biathlete Andrew Deryzemlya won the mass start Race of the legends-2019, which took place in Belarus.
Ukrainian biathlete with an 18-second handicap ahead of the world biathlon legend OLE Einar Bjoerndalen.
“There is a great atmosphere, experiencing the same emotions, as if returning to the sport. Former athletes, which is why everyone who went today, the distance was adjusted to show the maximum result. All have the same skis, rifles, superbly prepared track, a lot of fans — it’s great.
I jokingly said to beat Bjoerndalen nice even in retirement. Today starts out serious guys, the Olympic Champions, who for many years was the leading athletes in biathlon. On the course we were rivals, after the end of the race — just friends,” said 41-year-old Andrew Deryzemlya in interview to TV channel “Belarus 5”.
In turn, in the women’s mass start Ukrainian Elena Petrova became the fifth. And was the first Belarusian Nadezhda Skardino.
In the mixed relay, the Ukrainians did not get into the top three. Tandem Petrova/Deryzemlya behind for 1 minute 23.3 seconds behind the winners – a pair Skardino Nadezhda/Sergey Novikov. Here are a few of the legendary Darya Domracheva and OLE Einar Bjoerndalen was second in the mixed doubles.
10. Elena Zubrilov/Pieralberto Carrara (Belarus/Italy) (4) +2:40,4
Of the beautiful women according to Dmitry Pidruchna
The leader of the national team of Ukraine on biathlon Dmitry Pidruchny told whom he considers the most beautiful women.
“Beautiful girls out there very much. Hard to pick a top 3, I do not want to offend anyone. Everyone says that one of the most beautiful – Dorothea Wierer. Kaisa Makarainen has aged, but keeps himself in great shape. Hard to call who will be the third. First comes to mind is Irina Krivko,” said Pidruchny in an interview with YouTube channel TRAVELER SPORT UA.
Dorothea Wierer (Italy)
Kaisa Makarainen (Finland)
Irina Krivko (Belarus)
As reported by the portal Znayu Ukrainian biathlete Yulia Zhuravok won the first race in career.