Due to large-scale pandemic coronavirus prematurely ended the season of biathlon. The final stage of the world Cup in Norwegian Holmenkollen, as well as two stage races in Kontiolahti was cancelled.
In the evening, March 15, the national team of Ukraine on a flight from Helsinki back home, writes Xsport.
At the airport “Borispol” the team were met by some fans who have prepared for your favorite athletes flowers and unique gifts, as well as friends and relatives of the athletes.
First in the arrival hall came women’s captain Olena Pidhrushna. Although not the best summer training Olympic champion was pleased with the results shown in the current season, but noted that they had made too many mistakes at the world Cup:
The season, of course, turned out to be ambiguous. On the one hand we have a world championship medal, a medal of the European championship, but at the same time not the best performance at the world Cup. Greased enough this year, not all turned out. I think each of us has some kind of residue, you could say – if not… Well, I do loser this year, gathered all the mistakes that only you can do. And when now we look at the Protocol, if not for the disqualification in the mixed relay in Pokljuka, we would have returned the quota. Well, I confess, accept, but can not change anything, unfortunately.
Olena Pidhrushna / Photo: Xsport
After a short pause waiting for the biathlon championship of Ukraine, which is scheduled in late March at the new biathlon complex in Bukovel. Of course, if you enable quarantine mode in the territory of our country. The leading coach of the national team of Ukraine Sergey Sednev noted that the new arena is ready to host the competitions:
I hope that all the Ukrainian championship will take place. Of course be part of the core team. Perhaps not all. Know that Julia Zhuravok will not be exact and Darya Blashko. But everyone else should be.
Sergey Sednev and Vita Semerenko / Photo: Xsport
- At the end of this season the women’s team of Ukraine took sixth place in the Cup of Nations, and the men settled down in seventh.
- The best Ukrainian biathlete was Dmitry Pidruchny, who finished 17th in the overall standings of the world Cup.
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