Young Biathlete Fialkova Secures Silver at European Championships

Slovak biathlete Paulina Fialkova. (Photo by TASR/AP)

Tyumen, February 28 (TASR) – Slovak biathlete Paulina Fialkova recorded her career’s top feat by securing silver in the women’s 12.5-km mass start race at the European Championships in Tyumen, Russia on Sunday.

Fialkova was bested only by Luise Kummer of Germany. Earlier, Fialkova was also part of a mixed relay team featuring Jana Gerekova, Matej Kazar and Martin Otcenas that also won silver.

The 23-year old biathlete is experiencing an excellent season. Following top-ten results at the World Cup race in Ruhpolding, Germany, she retained her momentum at the European Championships in Russia, too. In the individual pursuit race on Saturday she ended up fifth, and on Sunday she even appeared on the winners’ podium.