Ukraine and Norway claim relay victories on final day of IBU Open European Championships

2018/1/29 13:17:42

Ukraine triumphed in a frantic mixed relay event 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Liam Morgan for Inside the Games, Jan 28, 2018:

 

Norway and Ukraine claimed relay victories as the International Biathlon Union Open European Championships concluded in the Italian resort of Ridnaun-Val Ridanna.

 

The Norwegian duo of Thekla Brun-Lie and Vetle Sjaastad Christiansen secured their country's first medal of the event as they topped the podium in the single mixed relay in 35min 39.6sec.

 

Julia Simon and Emilien Jacquelin of France were the recipients of the silver medal, 8.6 seconds adrift.

 

The event is not limited to European athletes and the American team of Susan Dunklee and Lowell Bailey took bronze, 9.1 seconds behind the victorious Norwegian pair.

 

Yulia Zhuravok, Iryna Varvynets, Artem Pryma and Dmytro Pidruchnyi sealed the mixed relay honours in a combined time of 1hr 1min 40.1sec.

 

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