Ukraine Nordic World Cup Moves Biathlon

The Para Nordic Skiing World Cup event in Ukraine moved to biathlon on Wednesday and the biggest winner was Frenchman Anthony Chalencon. Chalencon (guide: Simon Valverde) won the men’s visually impaired individual event for his first career victory.

Chalencon has transitioned to flat land skiing from being an alpine skiing and was able to claim a big win thanks to clean shooting. Chalencon finished 40 seconds ahead of the two others to reach the podium as Belarussian Vasili Shaptsiaboi (guide: Dzmitry Budzilovich) and Ukrainian Iaroslav Reshetynskiy (guide: Artur Gergardt).

There was a second win for France in the men’s standing as Benjamin Daviet who easily won the event, with flawless shooting. Two minutes behind was Norwegian Nils-Erik Ulset with Ukraine having to settle for another third as Gygorii Vovchynskyi just 40 seconds behind. That win puts Daviet just ten points behind Ulset in the overall lead for the season.

Ukrainian Oksana Shyshkova (guide: Vitalii Kazakov) continued her perfect run since 2015 as she claimed yet another win. Her teammate Olga Prylutska (guide: Borys Babar) just six seconds behind with German Clara Klug (guide: Martin Hartl) finishing two minutes back.

There were two more medals for Ukraine in the women’s standing as Oleksandra Kononova finished well in front of the pack. In second place was Japan’s Momoko Dekijima while Ukrainian Iuliia Batenkova finished third, both three minutes back.

German Andrea Eskau continued her perfect run as she was able to win her fourth event in the meet at the Western Center in the women’s sitting. Eskau finished well in front of the rest of the back with Belarussian Lidziya Hrafeyeva finishing second and Eskau’s team mate, Anja Wicker finished third.

The men’s sitting saw a first win of the season for Norwegian Trygve Larsen who finished a full second ahead of the World Cup leader, Belarussian Dzmitry Loban. The podium was rounded out by Ukranian Taras Rad.

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