IBU YJWCH 2019
IBU Youth & Junior World Championships Biathlon (Osrblie, SVK)
Dear sports enthusiasts, especially athletes.
I am particularly pleased to represent you as a representative of the new biathlon generation, whose performances will be scattered over our eyes for more than a week on the tracks and the shooting range at the National Biathlon Center Osrblie.
I would like to remind you that the World Championships took place in Osrblie in 1997, that there was the first ever championship competition in the pursuit, so this village in the center of Slovakia, known especially by biathlon, has a place on the map of the world biathlon from the past.
I remind the names of the then Osrblie champions:
Ricco Gross (GER), Wilfried Pallhuber (ITA), Viktor Majgurov (RUS), Magdalena Forsberg (SWE), Olga Romasko (RUS) and Uschi Disl (GER).
Interesting are also the names of the junior world champions of 1994 in Brezno-Osrblie:
Raphael Poiree (FRA), Martina Zellner (GER) and Olga Melnik (RUS).
The National Biathlon Center Osrblie, the long run of the World Cup race - last time in 2005 - has undergone modernization in recent years, which has lasted longer than we imagined. Just the candidacy for the Junior World Championship in 2019 has filled us with a new desire for a more modern area. The Slovak promise is that this championship will be held in Osrblie in a new comfort. With the new multifunctional building, we have fulfilled the promise I gave to the Osrblia candidacy.
Dear biathlonists, members of the sports delegations, we believe that we will prepare an event in Osrblie, which you will keep for a long time as good as your results, as well as nice memories.
We are looking forward to you!
President of the Executive Committee of the Junior and Youth World Championship 2019 Osrblie.