Ukrainian biathlete brings first Sochi Olympics medal

10 February 2014 10:12
(QHA) -

Vita Semerenko has brought the first medal for Ukraine at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi (Russia), Ukrinform reported.

The Ukrainian won the bronze in the 7.5 km sprint on Sunday.

Slovakia's Anastasiya Kuzmina won the gold, and Russia's Olga Viluhina took the silver.

Semerenko's sister, Valia, took 12th place. Olena Pidhrusha from Ternopil finished 26th, and Yulia Dzhyma from Kyiv finished 42nd.

As reported, Ukraine's team is represented by 43 athletes who will perform in nine of the 15 sports.

In total, 98 sets of medals will be played out at the Olympic Games.