Artem Pryma (Ukrainian: Артем Прима, born 30 May 1987, Chernihiv, Ukrainian SSR) is a Ukrainian World Cup level biathlete. He participated at 2014 and 2018 Winter Olympics.

Artem Pryma
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Pryma in 2018
Born (1987-05-30) 30 May 1987 (age 35)
Chernihiv, Ukrainian SSR
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Ski clubUkrainian Military Forces
World Cup career
Seasons2008–
Medal record
Men's biathlon
Representing  Ukraine
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2011 Ridanna Individual
Gold medal – first place 2015 Otepää Relay
Gold medal – first place 2018 Ridnaun Mixed relay
Gold medal – first place 2020 Raubichi Mixed relay
Gold medal – first place 2021 Duszniki-Zdrój Pursuit
Silver medal – second place 2012 Osrblie Sprint
Silver medal – second place 2012 Osrblie Individual
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Bansko Sprint
Bronze medal – third place 2021 Duszniki-Zdrój Mixed relay
European Junior Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Nové Město Relay
Universiade
Gold medal – first place 2011 Erzurum Sprint
Gold medal – first place 2011 Erzurum Mixed relay
Silver medal – second place 2011 Erzurum Pursuit
Silver medal – second place 2011 Erzurum Mass start
Updated on January 22, 2018.

CareerEdit

Pryma began competing internationally in 2006 but he participated only in junior competitions. He debuted at World Cup on January 14, 2010, in German Ruhpolding where he was 41st in sprint. Then he started in relay together with his brother Roman but Roman screwed it up and had a penalty loop. Team finished 12th in that race. His first World Cup points he earned next year. At 2011 World Championships he was 25th in individual race.

At 2011 Winter Universiade in Erzurum, Turkey, he won four medals including two gold. Together with Serhiy Semenov and Vita Semerenko they were the most successful biathletes at those competitions. He is also 2011 European champion in individual race. In next seasons he also won some more European medals.

At 2014 Winter Olympics in Russian Sochi his best result was just 32nd in sprint.

He qualified to represent Ukraine at the 2018 Winter Olympics.[1] In Pyeongchang he was 46th in individual, 40th in sprint and 38th in pursuit. He also participated in two relays being 7th in mixed relay and 9th in classical relay.

On March 10, 2018, Artem achieved his first World Cup podium. He was second in mixed relay in Kontiolahti, Finland.

Personal lifeEdit

Roman Pryma who is a former biathlete and currently coach is Artem's elder brother.

Career resultsEdit

Winter OlympicsEdit

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay
  2014 Sochi 81st 32nd 44th 9th
  2018 Pyeongchang 46th 40th 38th 9th 7th
  2022 Beijing 37th 15th 13th

World ChampionshipsEdit

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay Single mixed relay
  2011 Khanty-Mansiysk 25
  2012 Ruhpolding 24 35 44 8
  2013 Nové Město 47 42 36 14
  2015 Kontiolahti 34 62 9
  2016 Oslo Holmenkollen 22 32
  2017 Hochfilzen 6
  2019 Östersund 12th 7th
  2020 Antholz 36th 25th 24th 20th 12th 5th
  2021 Pokljuka 9th 20th 8th upcoming upcoming 4th 4th

World CupEdit

Relay podiumsEdit

Season Place Competition Rank
2017–18   Kontiolahti, Finland Mixed relay 2
2019–20   Nové Město, Czech Republic Relay 2

RankingsEdit

Season Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Overall Position
2010–11 56 70 74
2011–12 36 39 79 47 46
2012–13 52 56 66 58
2013–14 47 73 42 55
2014–15 55 49 51 53
2015–16 43 42 44 37 42
2016–17 38 28 37
2017–18 21 55 41 45
2018–19 49 34 36 33 35
2019–20 32 25 18 25 23

IBU CupEdit

Individual podiumsEdit

Season Place Competition Placement
2010–11   Martell, Italy Sprint 3

Relay podiumsEdit

Season Place Competition Placement
2015–16   Ridnaun, Italy Mixed relay 1
2017-18   Obertilliach, Austria Single mixed relay 3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ukrainian squad for the 2018 Winter Olympics". Ukrainian Biathlon Federation. Retrieved 20 January 2018.