Russian biathlete Said Khalili took sixth place in the individual race (distance – 20 kilometers), held in Slovenian Pokljuka as part of the World Championship, Interfax reports.
On four firing lines, the athlete never missed, but allowed a lag behind the leader of the race, Norwegian Sturla Holm Legrade, by 1 minute 45.3 seconds.
The winner also managed to hit all the targets, reaching the finish line in 49 minutes 27.6 seconds.
Silver went to the German Arnd Peiffer, who never missed and was 16.9 seconds behind the Norwegian. Another Norwegian athlete Johannes Dale won the bronze. He finished with one penalty 40.9 seconds behind the winner.
Other Russians who participated in the race did not win prizes. Evgeny Garanichev came 16th, Alexander Loginov – 31st, and Matvey Eliseev – 61st. The race was the seventh in a row in which Russian biathletes did not win a single medal.
The World Championship started on February 10 and will end on the 21st.