On Wednesday, November 29, the women's relay took place at the first stage of the 2023/24 Biathlon World Cup in Östersund, Sweden.
The national team of Ukraine in the race was represented by the following relay four: Khrystyna Dmytrenko, Daria Blashko, Anna Kryvonos and Iryna Petrenko. Our team finished in 12th position.
At the opening stage, Dmytrenko ran for the "blue-yellows". She flawlessly practiced prone shooting, and used two extra rounds on the rack, and eventually passed the baton to 13th.
At the second stage, Blashko closed all the targets in the prone shooting, but made four mistakes on the firing line while standing and went for one penalty lap, which threw the Ukrainian national team to the 17th position.
Then Kryvonos went the distance. She demonstrated clean prone shooting and then used two extra rounds on the rack.
At the last stage, Petrenko was accurate in prone shooting and used two extra rounds in standing. She managed to pull up Ukraine from 15th to 12th place and prevented our team from being removed from the race as round-robins.
The Norwegian team won the relay. The second place was taken by Sweden. Germany closed the top 3.
Biathlon World Cup 2023/24: results of the women's relay in Östersund
6. Czech Republic
It should be added that the men's relay will take place on Thursday, November 30. The race starts at 16:20 Kyiv time. Earlier it was reported that the Ukrainian national biathlon team named the composition for the men's relay in Östersund.
Where to watch the Biathlon World Cup races
On the territory of Ukraine, all races of the Biathlon World Cup will be broadcast on the Suspilne Sport website, as well as on local TV channels of Public Broadcasting (Suspilne Kyiv, Suspilne Poltava, etc.).
You can also watch the races on the Kyivstar TV online television platform on the Suspilne Kyiv channel. And with the promo code TSNUA, get premium access to the film and TV platform for 7 days.
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Biathlon: results of the men's individual race at the World Cup in Östersund
Biathlon World Cup: results of the women's individual race at the stage in Östersund