Kazakhstan dominates biathlon with two golds at Asiad

Sapporo, Feb 23 (IANS) Kazakhstan dominated the biathlon field with two gold medals at the Asian Winter Games here on Thursday.

In the women’s 7.5km, Vishevskaya Galina of Kazakhstan took the gold in 20 minutes and 32.6 seconds. China’s Zhang Yan, who made a perfect shooting, got the silver in 20:56.8, reports Xinhua news agency.

“I shoot all the 10 targets, but still a little behind of the girl from Kazakhstan. She was too fast to beat,” said Zhang.

Paikova Alina of Kazakhstan got the bronze in 21:23.2.

In the men’s 10km sprint, Kazakhstan’s Savitskiy Yan timed 26 minutes 59 seconds to take the gold and his teammate Podkorytov Vassiliy snatched the silver in 27:14.2.

The bronze went to Tachizaki Mikito of Japan who timed 27:19.4.

–IANS

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