The national championship with updated fromat will be held for the first time this year. The first competition will be held in Ridder on June 15-18. It is expected that at least 300 athletes will take part.

The next events will be held in Petropavl. The winners of the competition will be awarded with the cup named silver medalist of the Olympic Games Elena Khrustaleva. In addition, valuable gifts are also provided.

Elena Khrustaleva, silver medalist of the Olympic Games

From this season we are going to change the format of the competition. First of all, we are expanding the geography of the republican championship - before this competitions were held twice a year, the country was vast and large, so many young athletes did not get chance to take part in the competitions. From this season, tournaments will be held in areas where have biathlon centers. We believe that the new initiative will triple the number of children from different regions of the country", - noted Khrustaleva.

For the first time in the biathlon season finals will be held Olympic day of children's in Kazakhstan. This initiative is aimed at achieving high results of young Kazakhstani athletes at the 2020 Youth and Junior Olympiad in Lausanne, Switzerland.

“The Qazaq Times”