Single mixed relay will be the first race of the Biathlon European Championships. Supermix – this is another name of this rather new race - is a real must-see of any competitions. Not without reason the first race of the World Cup stage that has recently started in Sweden was single mixed relay.
Each team competing in the single mixed relay is comprised of one woman and one man. They complete several ski loops tagging off to each other in a hand-over area. By the way, such race format is very popular for traditional biathlon race show “The race of champions”. The first super mixed relay was held 13 years ago in Germany as a Christmas race.
In the previous season the discipline had its debut on the Biathlon World Cup in Nove Mesto. Russian team comprised of Alexey Volkov and Yana Romanova celebrated victory in that race. However, recently the success was not on the side of Russians. Anton Shipulin and Yekaterina Shumilova finished 5th, 41 seconds off the leader – the team of Norway.
On February’24 Tyumen will host a real historical event for biathlon. Single mixed relay will have its debut on the European Championships. The race will start in “Zhemchuzhina Sibiri” biathlon complex at 3 p.m. (local time).