Biathletes from Udmurtia Ilona Znakova and Alexander Kornev joined the Russian national team to participate in the World Championship among juniors and youths. It was reported by the press office of the Russian Biathlon Union (RBU).
The Junior World Championship will be held in Obertilliach, Austria from February 24 to March 7. The entire composition of the Russian national team in the competition is as follows:
Juniors: Ilona Znakova (Udmurtia), Anastasia Goreeva (Moscow region), Anastasia Shevchenko (Sverdlovsk region), Amina Ivanova (Smolensk region), Maria Kretova (Krasnoyarsk region). Substitute is Lyubov Kalinina (Tyumen region).
Juniors: Alexander Kornev (Udmurtia), Mikhail Pervushin (Moscow Region), Andrey Vyukhin (Tyumen Region), Daniil Serokhvostov (Novosibirsk Region, Altai Territory), Artem Smirnov (Moscow). Substitute is Evgeniy Smirnov (St. Petersburg).
Girls: Anastasia Grishina (Altai Territory), Vlada Shishkina (St. Petersburg), Maria Verstunina (Tyumen Region), Ksenia Karaman (Novosibirsk Region), Vasilisa Marusova (Moscow). Substitute is Anastasia Zenova (Smolensk region).
Boys: Oleg Domichek (Altai Territory), Roman Boychevsky (Sakhalin Region), Denis Irodov (Novosibirsk Region), Evgeny Kuzminykh (Novosibirsk Region), Yegor Moshkin (Sverdlovsk Region). Substitute is Alexander Kozulin (Kamchatka Territory)
On February 5, athletes will have an in-depth medical examination (UMO) in Moscow. After that they will have a training camp in Peresvet near Moscow. The biathletes will fly to Austria on February 15.