Pidruchny world champion in the pursuit race

Пидручный - чемпион мира в гонке преследования

The captain of the men’s team of Ukraine won the gold medal in the pursuit race.

The captain of the national team of Ukraine Dmitry Pidruchny became the world champion on biathlon in pursuit.

Dmitry started the race at a leisurely pace and has twice missed the first shooting that threw him from the start of the fourth on 8-th place, and then it caught up another group of athletes, so the second shooting he came among the fighters for 7-15 seats.

But as it turned out in the end, two penalties in the first shooting allowed Dima to relieve all the tension – then it worked without errors, until the last shooting being among the fighters for the podium.

The denouement of the race came on the last shooting where the leader of the world Cup Norwegian Johannes boe came in with a one minute advantage over the six pursuers, among whom was Dmitry Pidruchny.

It seemed guaranteed gold BAA missed three penalties, giving a chance to the competitors. Of these, only Dmitry Pidruchny managed to close all the targets came first, and with the advantage of 15.1 second over of be.

27-year-old Ukrainian went all out on the last lap and not let the younger boe. Pidruchny finished first and brought the Ukrainian men’s biathlon team the first gold of the world Championships in history.

Johannes boe won the silver medal, and Frenchman Quentin Fillon maillet won the fight for bronze at tarjei boe.

Another Ukrainian Ruslan Tkalenko with two penalties in the passive has occupied 38-e a place.

Watch the video of the last lap pursuit races at the world Championships in östersund.

Prosecution. Muzhchiny
1. Dmitry Pidruchny (2+0+0+0) 31:54,1
2. Garanichev Evgeniy (0+1+1+3) +8,3
3. Fillon Maillet Quentin (2+0+0+1) +17,7

38. Ruslan Tkalenko (0+2+0+0) +3:01,8

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