Norwegian biathletes were the fastest in the mixed relay at the world Cup in östersund.
Valj Semerenko in the first stage shot without misses, but a low pace of work on the firing line threw the Ukrainian in 11th place with
16 seconds behind leader Sweden.
In the second phase, Olena Pidhrushna on the rack used three spare rounds. Ukraine is on the equator of the mixed relay took 12th place, and the backlog of intercepts leadership of Finland increased to 1 minute and 9 seconds.
Sergey Semenov in the third stage, with one additional brought the team one position, but adrift of leaders Italy increased to almost two minutes.
At the final stage of the mixed relay pryma Artem took two additional rounds and won back one position. Ukraine finished a modest tenth place.
For victory on the final leg of the race was contested by just four teams. Norwegian Emil Hegle Svendsen has withstood the counterattack of the Italian Lucas Hofer, and brought his team the first win of the season. Italy took second place, and Germany in the fight for bronze was upset by the Slovaks.
Ostersund. The results of the mixed relay:
1. Norway (0+13) 1:11:31.7
2. Italy (1+6) +5.3
3. Germany (0+10) +6.4
4. Slovakia (0+9) +7.7
5. Sweden (1+5) +34.5
6. Russia (0+7) +47.9
7. France (1+7) +48.0
8. Finland (1+8) +1:32.4
9. Switzerland (1+8) +1:50.6
10. Ukraine (0+6) +2:14.2
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