Russian skiers Yulia Belorukova and Natalia Nepryaeva were able to qualify for the quarter finals in the sprint at the Olympic Games in South Korean Pyeongchang. Another Russian woman, Alisa Zhambalova, finished the fight for the medals.
Nepryaeva in the qualification showed the sixth result, having traveled 1.25 km in 3 minutes 15.65 seconds. Belorukov – the 15th (3.18.26), Zhambalov – the 44th (3.31.53). The best time in qualifying was shown by Swede Steen Nilsson (3.08,74). Medals in this kind of program will be played later on February 13th.