Best marksmen gather in Arnhem
Two bronze medals for Belarusian athletes, at European Air Rifle and Air Pistol Championship, hosted by Dutch Arnhem
One of the national team’s leaders, Ilya Chergeiko, came third in the 10m Air Rifle, having finished the qualifying round in 4th position. Silver went to Italy’s Niccolo Campriani while Bulgaria’s Anton Rizov took gold, despite having come only sixth in the preliminary round.
In the 10m Air Rifle men’s event, the Belarusian team of Yuri Shcherbatsevich, Vitaly Bubnovich and Ilya Chergeiko also claimed bronze; Italy took silver while Russia won the event.
In total, the Belarusian national team came 12th in the medal table, while Russia topped with eight medals.
By Kirill Karin