On Friday, December 1, the women's sprint race took place at the first stage of the 2023/24 Biathlon World Cup in Östersund, Sweden.

Ukraine was represented by five athletes: Khrystyna Dmytrenko, Anastasia Merkushyna, Anna Kryvonos, Daria Blashko and Lyubov Kipiachenkova.

Unfortunately, none of our biathletes was able to enter the top 40 and score points. Merkushyna and Dmytrenko performed the best among the Ukrainians – they became the 48th and 49th, respectively, making their way to the pursuit race.

But Kryvonos, Kipiachenkova and Blashko finished outside the top 60 and did not qualify for the pursuit, which will take place on Sunday, December 3.

Biathlon World Cup 2023/24: results of the women's sprint in Östersund

1. Lou Jeanmonnot (France, 0+0) 21:04.1

2. Caroline Knotten (Norway, 1+0) +8.5

3. Juni Arnekleiv (Norway, 0+1) +17.6

4. Franziska Preuss (Germany, 1+1) +18.3

5. Vanessa Vogt (Germany, 0+1) +20.0

6. Ingrid-Lannmark Tandrevold (Norway, 0+2) +23.8

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48. Anastasia Merkushina (Ukraine, 1+1) +2:08.5

49. Khrystyna Dmytrenko (Ukraine, 0+2) +2:10.2

62. Anna Kryvonos (Ukraine, 1+2) +2:31.4

74. Lyubov Kipiachenkova (Ukraine, 3+1) +3:00.1

78. Daria Blashko (Ukraine, 0+1) +3:04.5

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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