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22.03.2015
Laura Dahlmeier Wins Mass Start
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
Germany’s Laura Dahlmeier won the final competition of the 2014-15 season taking the women’s mass start in 35:08.2 today with clean shooting. Second went to Gabriela Soukalova of Czech Republic, also shooting clean, 7.1 seconds back. Marie Dorin Habert, two-time World Champion finished third, with two penalties, 19.9 seconds back. Darya Domracheva of Belarus wearing the Yellow Bib sealed her first-ever World Cup Total Score title in fourth place, with two penalties, 28.9 seconds back. Fifth went to Italy’s Karin Oberhofer, with two penalties, 32 seconds back, while Franziska Preuss of Germany was sixth, with two penalties, 37.4 seconds back. Preuss wont the mass start discipline globe for the season.
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22.03.2015
End of Season Mass Start to Jakov Fak
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Slovenia’s Jakov Fak won the final mass start of the season today with clean shooting in 38:09.8. Second place went to local hero Anton Shipulin, with two penalties, 10.3 seconds back while Norway’s Tarjei Boe finished third, with one penalty, 12.5 seconds back. Fourcade Wins Total Score Despite finishing 20th today. Martin Fourcade won the World Cup Total Score for the fourth time. Simon Fourcade of France finished fourth, with two penalties, 32.5 seconds back with Austria’s Simon Eder, also with two penalties in fifth, 35.2 seconds back. Jean Guillaume Beatrix of France finished sixth, with one penalty, 36.2 seconds back.
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21.03.2015
Domracheva Comes Back to Win Pursuit
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Darya Domracheva of Belarus overcame a second prone stage penalty to win the women’s pursuit this evening, in 28:14.4, with one penalty. Laura Dahlmeier of Germany finished second, shooting clean, 15,7 seconds back, while her teammate Franziska Preuss was third, also shooting clean,. 15.9 seconds back. Kaisa Mäkäräinen of Finland finished fourth, with three penalties, 1:01.8 back. Her fourth place gave the Finn just enough points to claim the pursuit discipline globe by one point over Domracheva. Fifth place went to Veronika Vitkova of Czech Republic, also with three penalties, 1:16.3 back. Valja Semerenko of Ukraine finished sixth, with one penalty, 1:24.8 back.
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21.03.2015
First Career Victory for Nathan Smith
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
Canada’s Nathan Smith won the men’s pursuit today in 32:04.9, with a single penalty giving him his first ever World Cup victory. This topped his second place Silver medal in last week’s IBU World Championships. Benedikt Doll of Germany had his second career podium in second place, with two penalties, 24 seconds back. Russia’s Anton Shipulin in a sprint through the final 200 meters took third place, with four penalties, 35.7 seconds back. Just behind Shipulin in fourth was Martin Fourcade, 40.3 seconds back also with four penalties. His fourth place sealed the World Cup total Score title for the fourth year in a row and also gave him the pursuit title. Fifth place went to Germany’s Daniel Boehm with two penalties, 49.2 seconds back, while his teammate Arnd Peiffer finished sixth, with three penalties, 58.1 seconds back.
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21.03.2015
Bjorn, Sumi, and Marie Laure…On the Air
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Last season was a typical Olympic year with many biathletes ending their careers after this quadrennial spectacle. Among those stepping away from active competition were three Olympic medalists: Bjorn Ferry, Christoph Sumann, and Marie Laure Brunet. This season, all three are embarking on new careers that include working as color commentators for World Cup Biathlon broadcasts for their home countries of Sweden, Austria and France. See how these biathlon stars adapted to their new profession in “Bjorn, Sumi, and Marie Laure…On the Air.”
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20.03.2015
Kaisa Captures Khanty Sprint
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
Kaisa Mäkäräinen of Finland won the final women's sprint of the season this evening, gaining more than 12 seconds in the final loop to win in 19:49.1 with a single penalty. Germany's Laura Dahlmeier finished second, also with one penalty, 14.2 seconds back. Darya Domracheva of Belarus wearing the Yellow Bib finished third, with two penalties, 15.5 seconds back. Veronika Vitkova of Czech Republic finished fourth, with one penalty, 18 seconds back with Italy's Dorothea Wierer in fifth place 32.5 seconds back with one penalty. Dahlmeier's Teammate Franziska Preuss finished sixth, with one penalty, 34.3 seconds back.
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19.03.2015
Fourcade Wins for 8th Time this Season
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
Martin Fourcade of France shot clean and scored his eighth win of the season in 23:47 this evening. Second place went to local favorite Anton Shipulin of Russia, also shooting clean but 13 seconds back. Benedikt Doll of Germany had the first podium of his career in third place, with one penalty, 18.3 seconds back. Andrejs Rastorgujevs of Latvia also shot lean but finished fourth, 18.6 seconds back, with World Championships Silver medalist Nathan Smith of Canada fifth with one penalty, 34 seconds back. Arnd Peiffer of Germany finished sixth, with two penalties, 34.4 seconds back.
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19.03.2015
Khanty Preview: Kaisa, Katja, Kasperovich, and Mazet
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The battle for the Yellow Bib and the Crystal Globe that goes to the winners of the World Cup Total Score ends this weekend at the World Cup final here in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia.
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19.03.2015
2015 Khanty Mansiysk Opening Ceremonies
Copyright IBU/Christian Manzoni
The World Cup final in Khanty Mansiysk is always marked by a spectacular Opening Ceremonies. This year was no exception, with the one-hour show held in the comfortable climes of the new tennis center. Lights, dancers, culture, athletes and speeches are all a part of our compilation of the best moments from the “2015 Khanty Mansiysk Opening Ceremonies.”
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18.03.2015
Khanty Mansiysk Course Tour with Katja Yurlova
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The final video course tour of the season features a newly crowned World Champion, Ekaterina Yurlova, the only Russian athlete to win a Gold medal in Kontiolahti.
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