Yaroshenko, Semerenko win

Sat, 24 Sep 17:13:00 2011

Dmitri Yaroshenko and Valj Semerenko won the men's and women's sprint races at the Summer Biathlon World Championships in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic.

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Yaroshenko won the men's 10km sprint race, the Russian finishing 10.1 seconds clear of Ukraine's Olexander Bilanenko to take gold, with Bulgaria's Vladimir Iliev taking the bronze a further 25.5 seconds behind.

In the women's race, Semerenko (pictured) edged Poland's Krystyna Palka by 2.7 seconds to take victory.

Slovakia's Jana Gerekova was a distant third, almost 30 seconds behind.

Men's 10km sprint results

1. YAROSHENKO Dmitri RUS 24:35.1

2. BILANENKO Olexander UKR 24:45.2

3. ILIEV Vladimir BUL 25:10.7

4. PIKSONS Edgars LAT 25:12.3

5. SOUKUP Jaroslav CZE 25:26.8

6. KORASTYLEV Sergey RUS 25:43.6

7. SHIPULIN Anton RUS 25:47.7

8. ANEV Krasimir BUL 25:49.1

9. SLESINGR Michal CZE 25:59.2

10. HOLUBEC Tomas CZE 26:00.0

Women's 7.5km sprint results

1. SEMERENKO Valj UKR 19:37.8

2. PALKA Krystyna POL 19:40.5

3. GEREKOVA Jana SVK 20:10.1

4. VITKOVA Veronika CZE 20:25.6

5. SHISHKINA Lyudmila RUS 20:40.3

6. PIDHRUSHNA Olena UKR 20:41.7

7. NOWAKOWSKA-ZIEMNIAK Weronika POL 20:43.8

8. BURDYGA Natalya UKR 20:47.4

9=. SUPRUN Inna UKR 21:03.9

9=. GWIZDON Magdalena POL 21:03.9

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