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THE BEST BIATHLON EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS IN THE HISTORY HAVE BEEN CLOSED IN TYUMEN


More than 30 000 spectators, 170 athletes, 4 competition days, 8 medal sets and an incredible atmosphere on the stadium. On February’28 Biathlon European Championships have been closed in “Zhemchuzhina Sibiri”.

Russia became a winner of unofficial medal count. Its team won 4 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medal. German squad is on the second position with 3 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals. Belarus has 1 gold, while Norway had 1 silver and 4 bronze medals. 2 silver medals were won by Slovakia, 1 silver medal was won by athlete from Czech Republic.

“According to the opinion of IBU representatives and some athletes, these European Championships were the best in the history” – said the vice-president of International Biathlon Union Victor Maygurov during the Closing Ceremony.

The governor of Tyumen region Vladimir Yakushev has thanked the biathlon fans for their support of athletes and welcomed everybody to visit “Race of the Champions” that will be held in Tyumen in April.

It is to be noted that next Biathlon European Championships will be held in Poland. The representative of organizing committee of the competitions has confessed that Tyumen has set the highest standards of the Championships and it will be very difficult to ensure the same level of organization.

Biathlon fans were also leaving their comments on pages of the Championships in social networks.

“I would like to mention the organization of traffic and parking areas here. Thank you, Tyumen! There were no problems, parking was free, besides, there were many free shuttle buses from parking zones to the stadium. We were really surprised” – shared his impressions Aleksey from Yekaterinburg.

“I enjoyed the level of organization of these competitions – catering and souvenir shops” – said Lyudmila from Moscow.

It is to be reminded that on April’9-10 Tyumen will host “Race of the Champions” and biathlon competitions for the Governor of Tyumen region award. Both events will be held in “Geolog” stadium.

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