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19 January 2023, 18:31

Dzinara Alimbekava-Smolskaya 4th in sprint at PARI Commonwealth Cup

Dzinara Alimbekava-Smolskaya
Dzinara Alimbekava-Smolskaya

MINSK, 19 January (BelTA) – The fourth leg of the PARI Commonwealth Cup is underway at the Raubichi Olympic Training Center in Belarus, BelTA has learned.

Dzinara Alimbekava-Smolskaya of Belarus came in fourth in the women's 7.5km sprint on 19 January.

The leader of the Belarusian national biathlon team, 2018 Olympic champion finished 24.4 seconds behind the winner, with two penalties. Russian athletes occupied the entire podium: Larisa Kuklina (21:09.6, clean shooting), Natalia Shevchenko (8.6 seconds back; one penalty), Anastasia Shevchenko (23.8 seconds back; clean shooting).

The men's 10km sprint is scheduled for 20 January.

Raubichi will host the men's and women's pursuits on 21 January and men's and women's mass starts on 22 January. Competing will be over 60 best Belarusian and Russian biathletes.

The program on Sunday will also include the Champions Race featuring retired Belarusian and Russian biathletes, including winners and medalists of the Olympic Games, World Cups, world and European championships.

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