Latypov won the last race of the Commonwealth Cup
Biathlete Latypov won the last race of the Commonwealth Cup, scoring the sixth victory in a row
MOSCOW, March 12 – Biathlete Eduard Latypov became the winner of the mass start at the last, sixth stage of the Commonwealth Cup in Tyumen.
In the race, which became the final in the tournament, Latypov covered 15 km in 36 minutes 26.3 seconds, making three misses on four firing lines. The second place was taken by Roman Yeremin (+11.3 s; 2 misses), the third place was taken by Belarusian Nikita Lobastov (+17.4 s; 2 misses).
Nikita Porshnev was fifth, Evgeny Garanichev – 10th, Karim Khalili – 11th, Kirill Streltsov – 13th, Alexander Povarnitsyn – 15th. Daniil Serokhvostov did not finish because he fell at the beginning of the race and suffered a rifle failure at the first shooting range.
Latypov won the last six races of the Commonwealth Cup, on Saturday ahead of schedule becoming the winner of the overall standings.
The Congress of the International Biathlon Union (IBU) in September decided to uphold the suspension of Russian and Belarusian athletes from international competitions until further notice amid the situation in Ukraine.