The biathlon world Cup: victory experienced Makarainen and bright race Ukrainka Pidhrushna

Кубок мира по биатлону: победа опытной Макарайнен и яркая гонка украинки Пидгрушной

In Slovenian Pokljuka ended the women’s sprint in the first stage of the world Cup. Ukrainka Yulia Jim, who won Thursday’s individual race, came out at the start of the sprint in the yellow Jersey of the world Cup, but failed to retain first place in the overall standings despite perfect shooting.

Winning the race was won by the winner of the Big crystal globe at the end of last season, Kaisa Makarainen.

Italy’s Dorothea Wierer took second place, although was in the lead during the race. But the Italian biathlete enough and this result in order to lead the overall world Cup standings, she was 7th in the individual race. Third time at the finish showed the Frenchwoman Justine Breza.

The best of Ukrainians became the team captain Olena Pidhrushna, who took seventh place with clean shooting. Yulia Jim and Valya Semerenko also closed all 10 targets, however, showed 20-th and 25-th time, respectively. Anastasiya Merkushyna became the 46th, and Julia Zhuravok showed the 85th time. Note that ternopoljanyn Merkushina qualified for tomorrow’s pursuit race at the first stage of the world Cup.

Кубок мира по биатлону: победа опытной Макарайнен и яркая гонка украинки Пидгрушной

Кубок мира по биатлону: победа опытной Макарайнен и яркая гонка украинки Пидгрушной

Triumph Yulia Jima

In Slovenian Pokljuka hosted the first personal female race of the 2018/19 season in the biathlon world Cup. 28-year-old Ukrainian Julia Jim, which started in the last group, won the individual race with perfect shooting and good running.

Кубок мира по биатлону: победа опытной Макарайнен и яркая гонка украинки Пидгрушной

Jim was one of the few athletes who managed to close down all 20 targets in the race. After 4-th shooting Julia came out the leader with a confident lead of 15 seconds from Polk Monika Hojnisz, who trains under the guidance of Ukrainka Hope Belova. But for 1.3 miles to the finish from Jim was only two seconds advantage Joines was caught. However, the remaining part of the race Jim was fine, even managing to slightly increase the gap from Joines!

In the end, Jim became the first Joines the second, and bronze went to the Czech Market Eglah.

Кубок мира по биатлону: победа опытной Макарайнен и яркая гонка украинки Пидгрушной

For Ukrainian women it is the first gold medal at the world Cup. Jim previously won only in the relays for the national team of Ukraine.

Other Ukrainian women are also pleased with in Pokljuka. Olena Pidhrushna, Anastasiya Merkushyna and Zhuravok Yuliya entered the top 20. But Vita Semerenko finished 41st.

As reported by the portal Znayu Ukrainian biathletes wiped his nose with the Russians and took the lead in the Nations Cup.

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