During the final day of the European championship on biathlon Duszniki zdrój (Poland), Ukrainian athletes won another award.
The latest award to the medal moneybox put Anastasiya Merkushyna, Yuliya Jim Alexander Bold and Ruslan Tkalenko. Ukrainians could try to fight the powerful Quartet of Russia, if not an unexpected failure Jima, which at its stage went on the penalty and struck a command from the list of contenders for gold.
On the last lap Tkalenko fled with a 6-second lead over closest pursuer, but in the final shot of Ruslan has bypassed the representative of the Norwegian team.
1. Russia (0+6) 1:12:26.0
2. Norway (0+9) +36.4
3. Ukraine (1+6) +37.1
In the single mixed relay good result showed dahlmeier Laura and Andrey Dotsenko. At the last stage Dotsenko eighth place broke in the fourth, stopping a few seconds off the podium.
1. Russia (0+7) 37:10.2
2. Norway (0+7) +6.3
3. Poland (0+5) +13.9
4. Ukraine (0+5) +20.9
Thus, at the European Championships in biathlon, the Ukrainians have won four awards – one gold (Julia Jima, sprint), one silver (Yulia Jim, pursuit) and two bronze (Anastasiya Merkushyna, individual and mixed relay).
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