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07 February 2022, 15:30

Belarus miss podium in Women's 15km Individual in Beijing

Dzinara Alimbekava
Dzinara Alimbekava

BEIJING, 7 February (BelTA) – Belarus did not make to the podium in the Women's 15km Individual, BelTA has learned.

Dzinara Alimbekava was in the lead before the fourth shooting bouts but miss a target on the last one and thus a chance at a medal.

The leader of the Belarusian team was impeccable before the fourth shooting bout and had a great advantage over her rivals, but one miss and a penalty minute pulled a plug on all medal hopes. As a result, Dzinara Alimbekava finished in 5th (44.44.4). The Olympic gold medal went to German Denise Herrmann, who clocked 44.12.7 with one miss. France's Anais Chevalier-Bouchet took silver (+9.4; 1 miss), and Norwegian Marte Roeiseland – bronze (+5.3; 2).

Belarusian Iryna Leshchanka was 41st (+4.57.6; 4), Elena Kruchinkina - 48th (+5.44.1; 4), Hanna Sola - 53rd (+6.23.2.; 7).

Ирина Лещенко
Ирина Лещенко

Елена Кручинкина 
Елена Кручинкина 

The Men's 20km Individual with four shooting bouts is scheduled for 8 February.

The biathlon program in Beijing features 11 medal events.

Анна Сола 
Анна Сола 

Елена Кручинкина
Елена Кручинкина

Елена Кручинкина 
Елена Кручинкина 

Доротея Вирер
Доротея Вирер

Норвежка Ингрид Ландмарк Тандревольд
Норвежка Ингрид Ландмарк Тандревольд

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