The traditional race will take place on December 28th.
Julia Dzhima will take part in the race / photo facebook.com/biathlon.com.ua
On December 28, the annual Christmas Race will take place in Ruhpolding, Germany.
The race, in which two participants will compete for each team, will consist of two parts of a mixed relay: mass start and pursuit.
Ukraine in the Christmas race will be represented by Yulia Dzhima and Dmitry Pidruchny.
Full list of participants
Germany 1: Vanessa Hinz / Benedict Doll
Germany-2: Ioannina Hettych / Eric Lesser
Austria: Lisa Teresa Hauser / Felix Leitner
Italy: Dorothea Wirer / Lucas Hofer
Canada: Emma Lunder / Scott Gow
Ukraine: Julia Dzhima / Dmitry Podruchny
Czech Republic: Marketa Davidova / Michal Krčmaž
Finland: Mari Eder / Tero Seppälä
Switzerland: Lena Hecky / Josha Burkhalter
Russia: Evgeniya Burtasova / Matvey Eliseev
Christmas Race: where and what time to watch
The mass start will start at 19.00 and the pursuit at 20.00.
In Ukraine, the race will be broadcast by “UA: First”.
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Christmas race: how Ukraine previously performed
- The Christmas Race is an annual commercial biathlon competition that has been held in Germany since 2002.
- Ukraine won this race twice. In 2008, Oksana Khvostenko and Andrei Derizemlya became triumphant, and in 2014 – Valya Semerenko and Sergey Semyonov. Also, the Ukrainian team took second place four times.
- Last year Ukrainian biathletes finished ninth in the race.