Biathlon: Belarus asks Russia to let Kristina Ilchenko join Belarus team

22-year-old biathlete Kristina Ilchenko will join Belarus national team, Russian mass media reported earlier. However, it is too early to speak about it, state coach of Belarus national team Yury Albers said.


“Kristina Ilchenko expressed a desire to join Belarus national team. She is good enough to join. The Belarusian Biathlon Federation sent a letter to the Russian Union of Biathletes asking to allow Ilchenko join our national team. However, we have not received their response yet. That is why the transfer is an open question,” quotes the coach.


Kristina Ilchenko was born in Labytnangi, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug on July 17, 1993. She joined Tyumen Oblast team and became a two-time world champion in summer biathlon (sprint, pursuit) in 2014.


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