9-19 February in Hochfilzen (Austria) will be the main start of the biathlon season – the world championship.
This year the world championship for men is marketed as a dress rehearsal for the upcoming Olympic games in Pyeongchang, one of the last chances to test their readiness for the main start of four years and, if necessary, spend adjustments in the preparation.
The clear favorite of all races in the men’s world Championships will be Martin Fourcade, who at full speed rushes to the next Big crystal globe, parallel to claiming to be, seemed to be eternal records of OLE-Einar Bjoerndalen. The main competitors are considered Fourcade, Simon Schempp, Anton Shipulin, Emil Hegle Svendsen, Johannes boe and others. The world Cup has never recognized authorities always gave me the chance to even little-known athletes.
In women competition traditionally rolls – Laura dahlmeier, Gabriela Soukalova, Kaisa Makarainen, Marie Dorin habert and a dozen women in each race will qualify for prizes. Additional intrigue is making a comeback Darya Domracheva, who can undermine the position of the new leaders.
Ukraine for the world Cup fits with the feeling of uncertainty, but not without hope for a positive result. Shoot races capable Julia Jim and Olena Pidhrushna, Anastasiya Merkushyna, Sergey Semenov, Dmitry Pidruchny. Not going to write off, and Valya Semerenko, which at least in the relay is able to recall its class. In General, a hidden optimism about the performance of Ukrainians in Hochfilzen is clearly present, which can not but rejoice.
The schedule of the biathlon world Championships:
9 Feb, 14:45: Mixed relay;
10 Feb, 14:45: Sprint, 7.5 km, Women.
11 Feb, 14:45: Sprint 10 km Men;
February 12, 10:30: prosecution Race, 10 km, Women;
12 Feb, 14:45: pursuit 12.5 km Men;
15 Feb, 14:40: Individual race, 15 km, Women:
16 Feb, 14:30: Individual race on 20 km Men;
17 Feb, 14:45: Relay 4×6 km Women;
18 Feb, 14:45: Relay, 4×7.5 km Men;
February 19, 11:30 am: Mass start, 12.5 km, Women;
19 Feb, 14:45: Mass start, 15 km, Men.
See also: Semerenko and Pidhrushna became part of the Ukrainian team at the world Championships
The last world Cup in Holmenkollen was a triumph for the French biathlon and personal Martin Fourcade, who won four gold medals and one silver medal. Women three gold was won by Marie Dorin habert, two awards of the higher test has got to Tiril Eckhoff.
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