Senior coach of the men’s national team of Ukraine on biathlon Juraj Sanitra commented on the team’s preparation for the individual race and spoke about the status of the team’s leaders – Dmitry Pidruchna and Artem Prima.
Both men, according to Sanitary, will not run in the individual race.
“Please tell about the status of world champion. Yesterday Dmitry was still very tired after two hard starts. After winning the race, he slept for 11 hours. But now it feels better and tomorrow will train and prepare for a single mixed team.
Prima, unfortunately, not yet so ready to run tomorrow’s start. So we have already begun deliberately to prepare him for the classic relay on Saturday. The remaining four athletes will start Semenov, Tishchenko, Tkalenko and Trush”, – quotes Sanicro biathlon.com.ua.
As you know, Mr Assistant won the gold at the world Championships. The Ukrainian was not equal in the race-persecution, which ended in Ostersund, Sweden. Ukrainian biathlete had only two misses at four loops and showed excellent speed that allowed him to win. Dmitry overcame the distance in 31 minutes and 54 seconds.