Alexander Kornev became the winner of the prologue in the ski sprint format on the eve of the stage of the Alfa-Bank Russian Biathlon Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk.
Competitions of this format are organized for the first time by the Russian Biathlon Union (RUB). Athletes without rifles competed in the elimination rounds, starting with the quarterfinals. In the decisive 100 meters, Kornev from the “Children of Alexander Pak” team was faster than Denis Irodov (“One Right”). In the small final, Evgeny Emerkhonov (“The Children of Alexander Pak”) was ahead of Dmitry Ivanov (“Chuck-Chuck Norris”).
Among women, the best was Anna Grukhvina from the “Kings of the Quiet Hour” team, who had previously made the transition from cross-country skiing to biathlon. In the final, the 24-year-old athlete defeated Elizaveta Kaplina from the Chuck-Chuck Norris team. In the small final for the bronze medal, Irina Kazakevich (“A Right Hand”) overtook Kristina Reztsova (“The Kings of the Quiet Hour”).
The prologue is a pre-departure competition organized by the SBR before the main competition program of the Alfa-Bank Commonwealth Cup, Championship and Cup of Russia in eight cities of the country. The biathletes compete in four teams. At each individual stage, the winners of the competition receive 50, 40 and 30 thousand rubles and points for ranking, respectively. The winning team will receive 1 million rubles at the end of the season.
The next prologue will take place on December 5-6 in Tyumen in the ski sprint format, then shooting duels are planned in Ufa (December 12/13).
Watch the first races of the Alfa-Bank Russian Cup stage in Khanty-Mansiysk on Friday, December 1 live on the channel, as well as on the matchtv.ru and sportbox.ru websites.
Source : MatchTV
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