Ukrainian biathlete wiped his nose with the Russians and took the lead in the Nations Cup

Украинские биатлонистки утерли нос россиянкам и захватили лидерство в Кубке наций

The national team of Ukraine in biathlon came in first place in the women’s Cup of Nations. After the victory of Yulia Jima in the individual race at the first world Cup stage in Pokljuka Ukrainka scored 706 points.

Украинские биатлонистки утерли нос россиянкам и захватили лидерство в Кубке наций

Second comes France – 701 points, the third – Norway (690). It is followed by Russians, Swedish, Italians, and women from other countries

Biathlon. Nations Cup (women)

1 (4). Ukraine – 706 (+411)

2 (1). France – 701 (+326)

3 (2). Norway – 690 (+335)

4 (3). Russia – 667 (+367)

5 (5). Sweden – 659 (+379)

6 (7). Italy – 645 (+380)

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.

Украинские биатлонистки утерли нос россиянкам и захватили лидерство в Кубке наций

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.

Украинские биатлонистки утерли нос россиянкам и захватили лидерство в Кубке наций

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.

Success Semenova

On 6 December in the framework of the biathlon world Cup in Slovenian Pokljuka hosted the individual race among men.

The best among Ukrainians became Sergey Semenov, who, incidentally, claimed a place on the podium, but ended up in the sixth spot. This result allowed the Ukrainians to take part in the flower ceremony, which fall into six of the best biathletes of the race.

Note that the Ukrainians shot without misses, but lost in the drive, behind the winner Frenchman Martin Fourcade for 45 seconds. Second place in the race took the German Johannes kühn, and the third – the Austrian Simon Eder.

As for the rest of Ukrainians, Brendan became the 21st, Artem Tishchenko – 31st. They got to the end zone. In turn, Vitaly Kilchitsky – as much as 74 minutes.

Украинские биатлонистки утерли нос россиянкам и захватили лидерство в Кубке наций

Monsul got a list of the best

The international Federation of football history and statistics (IFFHS) announced the best women referees in 2018.

Topped the rating of the German Bibiana Steinhaus, who scored 138 points. Ukrainian Kateryna Monzul with 35 points located on 5-th place in the rating.

Украинские биатлонистки утерли нос россиянкам и захватили лидерство в Кубке наций

Note that in the past year, the native of Kharkiv scored 38 points and was 4-th in the rating.

As reported by the portal Znayu famous football player called for support for Ukraine.

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