On Sunday, February 11, the biathlon at the 2018 Olympic Games continued with the men’s sprint, where the fans were waiting for serious surprises. Captain of the Ukrainian men’s team Dmitry Pidrugny did not miss any shooting, but the high result, alas, was not pleased.
Ukraine in the sprint race among the men represented 4 biathletes. Among the early starting numbers was Dmitry Pidruchny – he went to start 11th. Artem Prima started the race on the 35th, and among the late numbers were Sergei Semenov (65th) and Vladimir Semakov (78th).
Captain of the Ukrainian men’s team Dmitry Pidruchny cleanly shot at the shooting range and after the first shooting range came out with the 5th current result.
The 26-year-old Ukrainian biathlete has become one of the few who managed to both work with “zeros”. After the second turn, Pidruny came out with a high fourth result, but at the finish, he had to “move a little” and as a result, the Ternopolitan took the 21st place in the sprint.
Artem Prima on both firing lines is permissible for one miss.
Strongly nervous of their fans forced the leader of the overall classification of French Martin Fourcade. On the first shooting, he missed three times at once, but on the shooting lying, he shot clean and managed to climb to the top-10.
The victory in the race was won by German Arnd Peiffer, not allowing misses on one shooting and showing the excellent speed at the distance. Silver – for the Czech Michal Krchmarg, and the Olympic bronze – for the Italian Dominic Vindish.