MINSK, 8 December (BelTA) - Belarusian athletes are taking part in the third stage of the Russian Biathlon Cup which has kicked off in the Pearl of Siberia sports center in Tyumen, Russia, BelTA has learned.
The men's sprint race opened the competition program on 8 December. Anton Smolski of Belarus finished 5th with one penalty, 25 seconds behind the winner, Eduard Latypov of Russia. Maksim Varabei of Belarus placed ninth with two penalties.
Dzmitry Lazouski finished 33rd, Pavel Belko – 35th, Ilya Auseyenka and Ivan Tulatin - 37th and 38th, Stsiapan Danilau – 43rd. A total of 66 athletes took part in the race.
Belarus will be represented by Darya Kudayeva, Elena Kruchinkina, Adelina Sabitava, Dzinara Alimbekava, Irina Kruchinkina at the women's sprint race that will start at 12.00.
Two pursuit races in Tyumen are scheduled for 10 December. The Russian Biathlon Cup event will wrap up with two mass start races on 11 December.