Belarus’ Yuri Golub Wins Men’s 12.5km Gold At 2018 Pyeongchang Paralympics

Yuri Golub claimed gold in the biathlon men’s 12.5km race for athletes with visual impairment at the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang.

The Belarusian athletes are unstoppable!

The Belarusian athlete clocked 39:23.7 taking the champion title, crossing the finish line 2.7 seconds earlier than his rival from Ukraine.

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Oleksandr Kazik got silver, while his compatriot Iurii Utkin took with him bronze, being 56.2 seconds behind the winner.

Yuri Golub earlier won silver in the men’s 20km cross-country skiing and one more silver medal in the biathlon men’s 7.5km.

Recall that Sviatlana Sakhanenka was the first Belarusian athlete who won gold during the 15km vision impaired race this year.

At the moment Belarus is on the 8th place in the medal standings. The 14-member team won seven medals so far.

Belarus has competed in every Winter Paralympic Games, having first gone in 1994.

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Going to Pyeongchang our country has already won 23 medals at the Winter Games and counting.

Most of these medals were in cross country skiing, with only 3 medals won in another sport – biathlon.

Sources: TUT.BY, BelTA