"I started shaking": Ukrainian biathlete tells what happened to her at the World Cup
Ukrainian biathlete Kristina Dmytrenko faced difficulties during the individual race at the first stage of the World Cup, which is currently taking place in Östersund, Sweden. At the last firing line, the competition debutant did not notice that she was standing on a closed installation, which forced her to unload her rifle and move to another one.
Dmytrenko told about this on the air of "Public Sport", biathlon.com.ua reports. According to Khrystyna, she tried to draw the judges' attention to this incident, but according to the rules, the athlete himself is responsible for this episode. As a result, the Ukrainian lost half a minute and was very nervous during the shooting.
"I came to the line, to the installation, I was already prepared when I saw that it was closed. I raised my hand, the judges hesitated... I thought I was wasting a lot of time and it would be faster if I discharged and moved to another station. But when I got to the other machine, I started shaking. Emotions... I was ready to work at that moment, at that time, in those 20 or 30 seconds. And then I started to fuss and missed one shot..." the 24-year-old from Chernihiv shared her emotions.
It should be noted that Dmytrenko finished the race in 43rd place, more than four minutes behind the winner, Lisa Vittozzi from Italy. Earlier, OBOZ.UA told Khrystyna's story and showed her colorful photos.
As OBOZ.UA previously reported, Ukrainian biathlete Artem Pryma failed to pass the baton in the race at the first stage of the World Cup - he did not have enough space in a special corridor where the participants of the race are changed.