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Ukraine is participating too: where to watch Biathlon Christmas Race 2023. Broadcast schedule

Maksym InshakovNews
The competition will take place on December 28

Ukrainian biathletes Yulia Dzhima and Dmytro Pidruchnyi will compete in the 2023 Christmas Race. The traditional annual Biathlon World Team Challenge (the official name of the show) will take place on Thursday, December 28, at the Schalke football club stadium in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

According to the regulations, the biathletes will first run a mass start, after which the starting list for the pursuit race will be formed based on its results.

Biathlon stadium in Gelsenkirchen

Ukrainian fans will be able to watch the 2023 Christmas race thanks to a broadcast on Eurosport. The channel is available on the Megogo media service. The show will also be available on Supilne.Sport. The mass start will be at 19:00. The pursuit starts at 20:00 Kyiv time.

Two races will be held with an interval of one hour

The full lineup looks like this:

  • Germany 1: Janina Gettich-Waltz, Roman Rees
  • Germany 2: Anna Kebinger, Benedikt Doll
  • Norway: Ingrid Tandrevold, Sturla Legreid
  • France: Julie Simon, Fabienne Claude
  • Austria: Lisa Therese Hauser, Felix Leitner
  • Czech Republic: Marketa Davidová, Michal Krchmarz
  • Belgium: Lotte Lieu, Florent Claude
  • Slovenia: Polona Klemenčič, Jakov Fak
  • Ukraine: Yulia Dzhima, Dmytro Pidruchnyi
  • Switzerland: Amy Baserga, Sebastian Stalder

This will be the second participation in such an event for our biathletes. In 2021, they took second place in the mass start but eventually finished eighth.

Dzhima and Pidruchnyi

This will be the 15th participation in the Christmas race for Ukraine. It should be noted that our country has two victories. In 2008, Andrii Deryzemlia and Oksana Khvostenko were the first to finish, and in 2014, it was Serhii Semenov and Valentyna Semerenko.

Khvostenko and Deryzemlia after their victory in 2008

In total, the Blue and Yellows have climbed to the podium six times.

Semenov and Semerenko win the Christmas race in 2014

Last year, Yulia Dzhima ran with Anton Dudchenko and as a result, the Ukrainians finished eighth.

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