Ukrainian skeleton Geraskevich stormed the world Cup, setting records

Ukrainian skeleton Vladislav geraskevich started the season world Cup in Latvian city of Sigulda, finishing in 9th place.

The first attempt of the Ukrainian ended time 51,93, the results of which he took 9-th position. Geraskevich could be higher, but showed the worst acceleration out of 24 participants.

During the second attempt Geraskevich acceleration has improved, but over time 51,94 showed the tenth time and in 9th position on the world Cup stage in Sigulda. Vladyslav is the best result in his career.

The stage winner was the Russian Nikita Tregubov (1:41.87), which was ahead by 37 hundredths of a second Latvian Martins Dukurs. Third place was taken by Korean Yoon sung Bin who fell behind on 53 hundredths of a second.

Vladislav Geraskevich became the first representative of Ukraine in skeleton at the Olympics.

The next stage of the world Cup skeleton will take place on 14 December in the German Vinterberg.

Triumph Yulia Jima

In Slovenian Pokljuka hosted the first personal female race of the 2018/19 season in the biathlon world Cup. 28-year-old Ukrainian Julia Jim, which started in the last group, won the individual race with perfect shooting and good running.

Jim was one of the few athletes who managed to close down all 20 targets in the race. After 4-th shooting Julia came out the leader with a confident lead of 15 seconds from Polk Monika Hojnisz, who trains under the guidance of Ukrainka Hope Belova. But for 1.3 miles to the finish from Jim was only two seconds advantage in that Joines catch up. However, the remaining part of the race Jim was great, being able even slightly to increase the gap from Joines!

Dzhima was in the first for the individual globe last year and it looks like she’s fighting for the win again today #POK18 pic.twitter.com/bNjZRZwjZ3

— IBU World Cup (@IBU_WC) December 6, 2018

It’s a first time for win Yuliya Dzhima! 🥇 #POK18 pic.twitter.com/rJ0GHaxUDu

— IBU World Cup (@IBU_WC) December 6, 2018

What a performance by Yuliia Dzhima of Ukraine! 20/20 and that will be the first World Cup victory for the 28 year old. #POK18

Follow the 15km live on https://t.co/Z1cUg2llYh pic.twitter.com/f2DSEKCow0

— IBU World Cup (@IBU_WC) December 6, 2018

Join us now for the Flower and medal ceremony of this exciting 15km in the women’s field with a lot of unexpected names at the top.

You can rewatch the entire women’s Individual live on https://t.co/Z1cUg2llYh #POK18 pic.twitter.com/bXqYdplhls

— IBU World Cup (@IBU_WC) December 6, 2018

In the result, Jim became the first Joines the second, and bronze went to the Czech Market Davydova.

For Ukrainian women it is the first gold medal at the world Cup. Jim previously won only in the relays for the national team of Ukraine.

Other Ukrainian women are also pleased to Pokljuka. Olena Pidhrushna, Anastasiya Merkushyna and Zhuravok Yuliya entered the top 20. But Vita Semerenko finished 41st.

As reported by the portal Know.ia Ukrainian biathlete wiped his nose with the Russians and took the lead in the Nations Cup.


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