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International Biathlon tournament for the prize by Vitaliy Fatyanov - 2009

The prize in memory of the honorable trainer of Russia Vitaliy Fatyanov was established in 2007 with assistance of OAO “Gazprom”. In 50th Anniversary of Russian Biathlon the Vitaliy Fatyanov Memory Fund was established and a new prize in his honor appeared.

First tournament for the prize by Vitaliy Fatyanov took place in the city of Novosibirsk, where the outstanding trainer has been living and working during a long time. Dmitriy Yaroshenko and Kati Wilhelm became the first winners of the tournament.

In 2009 the tournament was held in Kamchatka. The most famous biathletes from all over the world participated there including Michael Greis, Thomas Sikora, Andreas Birnbacher, Maxim Chudov, Simon Fourcade, Ivan Cherezov, Christoph Sumann, Olga Medvedtzeva, Michela Ponza.

Olga Medvedtzeva became the winner between women. Men’s 12.5 km pursuit race won World Champion 2009 Simon Fourcade from France.

Международный турнир по биатлону на приз Виталия Фатьянова - 2009Международный турнир по биатлону на приз Виталия Фатьянова - 2009
Международный турнир по биатлону на приз Виталия Фатьянова - 2009Международный турнир по биатлону на приз Виталия Фатьянова - 2009

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