19 September 2022
Five medals for Belarus at Commonwealth Cup in Raubichi

The second summer leg of the Commonwealth Biathlon Cup wrapped up at the National Winter Olympic Training Center Raubichi.

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Belarusian athletes bagged five medals: two gold, two silver and one bronze medals. It is noteworthy that all the medals were claimed by Anton Smolski and Dzinara Alimbekava.

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“It was very important for me to win in Raubichi, because I am well prepared. I talked about my good shape before the tournament. Not everything worked out well in the sprint. There was too big a gap in the pursuit. In the mass start, everything was from scratch. I came out clearly motivated. I wanted to win, to please our fans. I did not get upset after the miss and took control of the race,” Dzinara Alimbekava said.

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In the Commonwealth Cup overall standings, the Belarusian athlete is fifth after two summer legs (in Sochi and Raubichi):

1 Natalia GERBULOVA (Russia) - 648

2. Irina KAZAKEVICH (Russia) – 620

3. Tamara DERBUSHEVA (Russia) – 600

4. Ekaterina NOSKOVA (Russia) – 583

5. ALIMBEKAVA Dzinara (Belarus) - 573

In the men's circuit, three representatives of the Belarusian team are among the top ten following the two legs:

1. Anton BABIKOV (Russia) – 649

2. Anton SMOLSKI (Belarus) – 641

3. Eduard LATYPOV (Russia) – 619

4. Kirill BAZHIN (Russia) – 598

5. Said Karimulla KHALILI (Russia) – 564

6. Dzmitry LAZOUSKI (Belarus) - 510

7. Roman ERYOMIN (Russia) – 490

8. Maksim VOROBEY (Belarus) - 478

9. Ivan KOLOTOV (Russia) – 474

10. Alexander POVARNITSYN (Russia) – 465

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The third leg of the Commonwealth Cup will be held in Russia’s Ryazan Oblast on 21-25 December (Almaz biathlon center). In early 2023 Belarus will host two legs in a row from 18 to 23 January (fourth leg) and from 23 to 30 January (fifth leg).

The Commonwealth Cup will wrap up in Tyumen on 7-13 March 2023.


Press service of the NOC of Belarus

Photos by the NOC of Belarus