Dangerous for life: at the 4th stage of the Biathlon World Cup was held men's sprint. Results of the Ukrainians
The fourth stage of the Biathlon World Cup starts in Oberhof, Germany, and it has faced major problems. Due to warm weather and rains, the track proved to be dangerous for the athletes' lives, as Norwegian Johannes Tinnes Bøgh said before the men's sprint.
The climatic conditions significantly affected the course of the 10-kilometer race. Few athletes managed to pass the firing lines without missing a shot.
There were no Ukrainians among the lucky ones. The best among our compatriots was 20-year-old Vitaliy Mandzin, who took 31st place. On the eve of the start in Oberhof, the Ternopil resident admitted that he had never experienced what is happening at competitions in Germany.
The winner of the sprint was German Benedikt Doll, who covered the course in 24 minutes and 12 seconds. The second place went to Norwegian Sturla Holm Legreid, who lost less than two seconds to the winner. "Another representative of Norway, Endre Stremsheim, took the bronze medal.
As OBOZ.UA reported, Russian propaganda embarrassed itself with the reaction to the 2023 Christmas biathlon race, where there were no Russian representatives, recalling past victories.