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Date: 2 months ago   Category: Sport

The federation of biathlon of Ukraine has allowed the athlete to play for the Russian Federation


The federation of biathlon of Ukraine has allowed the athlete to play for the Russian Federation
The federation of biathlon of Ukraine has allowed Alexander Zhirny to play for Russia again. The secretary general of the Ukrainian federation Roman Bondaruk has reported about this TASS.

"Has addressed us Russian Biathlon Union two weeks ago to allow Alexander Zhirny's transition. We have agreed at once, he has returned to Russia. It is the choice of the athlete so we didn't begin to interfere with his transition", – the secretary general of FBU has told.

the Decision that he won't support the national team was accepted in April of this year because of age of the athlete.

the Bronze prize-winner of the European championship of 2012 as a part of the Russian national team in relay Zhirny has passed a team of Ukraine in 2014.

Upon termination of last season the 31-year-old biathlonist has made the decision to return to Russia.

in the World Cup Zhirny played Last time for Ukraine in December, 2017, the athlete didn't rise above the sixty ninth place in a season <2018/2019.br> In the Cup of IBU his best result for last season there was the 12th place.

In April, 2018 the decision has also been made that the national team of Ukraine won't be supported by one more ex-Russian Vladimir Semakov any more.

Zhirny and Semakov the time have together got permission to play for Ukraine.
of gogetnews Alexey Voltsev Today, 18:39 0

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