IBU Cup Finale in Altenberg
|07.03.2012, Altenberg / IBU Inf. Dept. TO|
|IBU Cup 8 Biathlon|
|While all eyes in the biathlon world are on the IBU World Championships Biathlon in Ruhpolding, the last IBU Cup of the season will take place in Altenberg, Germany this weekend. After the individual, sprint and pursuit competitions are over, the total score winners will be honored.|
In both the women’s and the men’s IBU Cup Total Score, Germans are the leaders by over 100 points. Benedikt Doll leads in the men’s category while Maren Hammerschmidt leads the Women’s Total Score. The Nation’s Cup score will also play an important role here; after all, the start quota for next season depends on it. Russia does not have to worry, though, it tops the list in both the men’s and the women’s category. While the lead over second placed team Germany in the women’s score is more than 250 points, the Norwegian men’s team is only trailing by 19 points and will for sure try to reach that top spot on the podium.
Tomorrow, the individual competitions will start at 10 for the women and 13:30 for the men. The sprints will take place on Saturday at the same time with the pursuit competitions following on Sunday at 10 am and 1 pm.