The USU biathlon center hosts the Russian summer biathlon championship among veterans once again
Participants were athletes from all over the
country from the age of 35. The first two days were devoted to training and
shooting. Then there was an individual race with four firing lines in seven age
categories (aged 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-65 and 65+): for men -
at distances of 10 and 12.5 km, women participated in the races of 10
kilometers. In the sprint race, biathletes were waiting for a distance of 7.5
and 6 km, respectively.
There are many other events that veterans have ahead. They are the closing of the summer season in September in Ryazan and preparations for the main competitions - the world championship in Kontiolahti and the Olympic veteran tournament, which will be in the Austrian Innsbruck in winter.