Today is a day-off on Biathlon European Championships. Athletes are training and getting ready for the races that will take place on Saturday.
In women pursuit the biggest chances have German athletes that have won all the medals yesterday as well as Anna Scherbinina and Anastasia Zagoruyko of Russia, Nadezhda Skardino and Maria Panfilova of Belarus and Barbara Tomesova of Czech Republic. All these athletes will be starting within 1 minute from Nadine Horchler.
In men’s race Evgeny Garanichev will do his best to become a three-time champion of Europe. The Olympic medalist will be starting the race with bib #1. Athlete from Norway Henrik L’Abee-Lund is starting 5 seconds back the leader and Anton Babikov of Russia will join the race 10 seconds back Evgeny. All in all 10 biathletes will start during first minute of the race.
It is worth adding, that many athletes are talking about great organization of these European Championships and have positive impressions from “Zhemchuzhina Sibiri” biathlon center.
«I would like to mention not only the fans but the perfect organization of the championships in general. I am sure, Tyumen hosts the best European Championships in the history», - said Bulgarian biathlete Vladimir Iliev in his interview.
«I would like to mention a great and friendly atmosphere of “Zhemchuzhina Sibiri”. Local biathlon fans are amazing», - said Maria Panfilova of Belarus.