Geraskevich became the winner of the Open Skeleton Championship of Ukraine; the German Angerer won gold among women

Geraskevich became the winner of the Open Skeleton Championship of Ukraine; the German Angerer won gold among women

The first of its kind Ukraine Open tournament was hosted by Innsbruck, Austria

The first ever event took place in Innsbruck, Austria. Ukrainian Open Skeleton ChampionshipUkraine Open.

As part of the tournament, two sets of medals were played – in men’s and women’s starts. A mandatory condition was the participation in each discipline of representatives of at least two countries – members of the IBSF (International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation). A total of 12 athletes took part in the championship, seven of whom represented Ukraine.

The strongest Ukrainian biathlete Vladislav Geraskevich became the winner of the men’s competition. The recent World Cup debutant Yaroslav Lavrenyuk lost to him by almost three seconds. This was enough for third place, and Romanian Luca Ungureano became the silver medalist.

In the women’s competitions, the entire podium was occupied by German juniors. Marie Angerer won gold, and other medals went to Maria Fotz and Charlize Reimann.

Let us remind you that Geraskevich took sixth, 11th and 20th places at three stages of the Skeleton World Cup 2023/24. He is in tenth position in the overall standings. Lavrenyuk, at his debut stage, which took place in the same Innsbruck, showed the 31st result.

  • Skeleton. Ukraine Open-2023. Innsbruck (Austria). Men

1. Vladislav Geraskevich (Ukraine) 1:55.25

2. Luca Ungureano (Romania) +1.85

3. Yaroslav Lavrenyuk (Ukraine) +2.55

  • Skeleton. Ukraine Open-2023. Innsbruck (Austria). Women

1. Marie Angerer (Germany) 1:59.10

2. Maria Fotz (Germany) +1.12

3. Charlize Reimann (Germany) +1.46

Source: Sportarena

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