Ukrainian skeleton Geraskevich stormed the world Cup, setting records

Украинский скелетонист Гераскевич штурмует Кубок мира, устанавливая рекорды

Ukrainian skeleton Vladislav geraskevich started the season world Cup in Latvian city of Sigulda, finishing in 9th place.

The first attempt of the Ukrainian ended time 51,93, the results of which he took 9-th position. Geraskevich could be higher, but showed the worst acceleration of all 24 participants.

During the second attempt Geraskevich acceleration has improved, but with time 51,94 showed the tenth time and in 9th position on the world Cup stage in Sigulda. Vladyslav is the best result in his career.

Украинский скелетонист Гераскевич штурмует Кубок мира, устанавливая рекорды

The stage winner was the Russian Nikita Tregubov (1:41.87), which was ahead by 37 hundredths of a second Latvian Martins Dukurs. Third place was taken by Korean Yoon sung Bin, fell behind by 53 hundredths of a second.

Vladislav Geraskevich became the first representative of Ukraine in skeleton at the Olympics.

Украинский скелетонист Гераскевич штурмует Кубок мира, устанавливая рекорды

The next stage of the world Cup skeleton will take place on 14 December in the German Winterberg.

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.

Украинский скелетонист Гераскевич штурмует Кубок мира, устанавливая рекорды

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.

Украинский скелетонист Гераскевич штурмует Кубок мира, устанавливая рекорды

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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