The first day of the finals of the Republican competitions in biathlon, cross country skiing and air weapon "Snowy Sniper" in a junior age group for the prizes of the President's sports club finished.
Young sportsmen had to get maximum score (out of 100 possible) using 10 shots to gain an advantage over others during cross country skiing. Mogilev region's team won in the both age groups. In the first group (sportsmen born in 2001-2002) young athletes from Mogilev region were the best having won the total score of 191(138 won by boys and 53 - by girls); in the second age group (athletes born in 2003-2004) the total sum made up 168 (boys - 64, and girls - 104).
In the individual event Dariya Sharykhina (Klimovichi district, Barsukovskaya school) was the best among the girls born in 2001-2002 (got 97 scores), and Karina Gorodinskaya (Klimovichi district, Timonovskaya secondary school) was the best among the girls born in 2003-2004 (got 99 scores).
The both boys having won in air weapon are from Gomel region. Artiom Garbar got 98 scores and won in the first age group, while Sergei Beloichuck (99 scores) - in the second age group.
The leaders of the first part of the final competitions include Ivan Svintsitsky (Gomel region) - 98 scores, 2d place and Anton Vdovenko (Mogilev region) - 97 scores, 3d place in the 1st age group; Gleb Bliznyakov (Mogilev region) - 96 scores, 2d place, and Maxim Shiliuck (Grodno region) - 95 scores, 3d place in the 2d age group. Among the older girls Uliana Khomich from Minsk region (96 scores, the 2d place) and Victoria Pakhomova from Mogilev region (96 scores, 3d place) were the best in the 1st age group, while Polina Sharokh from Vitebsk region (97 scores, 2d place) and Kristina Prokopenko from Gomel region (96 scores, 3d place) were the best in the 2d age group.
The coordinators of "Snowy sniper" are the President's sports club, the Ministry of Sports and Tourism, the Ministry of Education, the Republican centre of physical education and sports, Minsk city executive committee, the Belarusian physical-sports society "Dinamo", the Belarusian Biathlon Federation, the Belarusian Ski Federation, the Belarusian Air Weapon Federation. JSC "Belaruskalii", CJSC "Chistyi Bereg", "Luzhny Mir" Ltd are the partners of the competitions. The National State Belteleradiocompany is the event's general information partner.