Belarus’ national team claim silver in women’s relay at the BMW IBU World Cup in Östersund
Iryna Leshchanka, Dzinara Alimbekava, Elena Kruchinkina and Hanna Sola ran and shot as part of the Belarusian national squad. Leshchanka finished the first stage in eighth place. Alimbekava brought our team into first place and passed the baton to the second while Kruchinkina and Sola kept us in second position. Having never entered the penalty loop and showing excellent speed on the track, the Belarusian four deservedly won silver — just 57.9 seconds behind the winners.
The winners were Anais Bescond, Anais Chevalier-Bouchet, Julia Simon and Justine Braisaz-Bouchet from France while bronze was taken by the Swedes Linn Persson, Mona Brorsson, Elvira Oeberg, and Hanna Oeberg.
The first award for the Belarusian team was brought by Hanna Sola, who finished third in the earlier sprint race.
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