08 February 2013, Friday, 17:45

Russian biathlon national team remained without medals at mixed relay in Nove Mesto

author: Dmitry Slezin

In Nove Mesto  (Czechia) the World Biathlon Championship-2013 started. Russians remained without medals in the first race — the mixed relay race.

Norwegians won "Gold", "Silver" went to France, "Bronze" was taken by the home team of the Championship — Czech Republic.

Till the fourth stage the Russian team struggled for "Gold" with Norwegians and Frenchmen — the stages were perfectly passed by the alumnus of the Bashkir sports Olga Vilukhina who shot clean, and also her teammates — Olga Zaitseva and Anton Shipulin. Not so lucky was Dmitry Malyshko at his shooting with a penalty, and the Russian team fell out of its competition for medals — the sixth place.