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20.03.2016
Mass Start Competitions Cancelled
Copyright IBU/Evgeniy Tumashov
Due to strong gusty winds the Competition Jury decided to cancel the Mass Start competitions for security reasons.
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19.03.2016
Retirement for Russia’s Ivan Tcherezov
Copyright IBU/Evgeniy Tumashov
Two-time Olympic medalist and three-time World Champion Ivan Tcherezov today announced his retirement at a press conference in Khanty Mansiysk. Khanty was a symbolic place for him to make this announcement: the 35-year-old athlete had his first and last World Championships here in 2003 and 2011. Now he returned to say good-bye.
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19.03.2016
Simon Schempp Tops Johannes in Pursuit
Copyright IBU/Evgeniy Tumashov
Germany's Simon Schempp won this evening's men's 12.5K pursuit, with three penalties in 33:27.8. Norway's Johannes Thingnes Boe, with one penalty was second, 8.5 seconds back. Third went to Germany's Erik Lesser, with two penalties 15.7 seconds back.
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19.03.2016
Kaisa Doubles Up with Pursuit Victory
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
Finland's Kaisa Mäkäräinen doubled her fun today by adding a pursuit win to go with Thursday's sprint win. She recovered from single penalties in the first prone and first standing stages to finish in 30:06.7 France's Marie Dorin Habert, with one penalty finished second, 1.5 seconds back. Italy's Dorothea Wierer matched Dorin Habert at the shooting range but finished third, 5.7 seconds back.
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19.03.2016
Viktar Kryuko and Lena Arnaud Take JOECH Sprint Title
Copyright IBU/Harald Deubert
Viktar Kryuko of Belarus won his second title at IBU Junior Cup 4 & Junior Open European Championships with two penalties in 25:08.0. Later in the afternoon, clean-shooting Lena Arnaud of France won the women’s sprint in 23:02.2.
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18.03.2016
First Career Win for Julian Eberhard in Khanty Sprint
Copyright IBU/Evgeniy Tumashov
Austria's clean-shooting Julian Eberhard won his first World Cup title, claiming men's 10K sprint today in 24:18.6. Germany's Simon Schempp finished second, 1.1 seconds back with teammate Arnd Peiffer in third, 23 seconds back; both shot clean.
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18.03.2016
Hora Targets: It’s All about Hits and Misses
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
Almost 30 years ago, in 1987, a biathlon coach and an electronics engineer put their heads together and dreamed of a reliable electronic biathlon target system to replace the existing mechanical targets that would remove the chance of human error, improve the scoring system and be both user and fan friendly. The result is today's HORA 2000E target system.
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17.03.2016
Khanty Sprint to Kaisa; Second Year in a Row
Copyright IBU/Evgeniy Tumashov
Finland's Kaisa Mäkäräinen won today's 7.5K sprint, with one penalty in 20:42.3, taking the sprint title here for the second year in a row. Gabriela Soukalova of Czech Republic shot clean hit to finish second, 3.1 seconds back. Norway's Marte Olsbu matched Soukalova on the shooting range, to finish in a career-best third place, 4.8 seconds back.
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17.03.2016
Kryuko and Merkushyna Take IBU JOECH Titles
Copyright IBU/Harald Duebert
Viktar Kryuko of Belarus won the Gold medal in the men's 15K individual title at the IBU Junior Open European Championships this morning at Pokljuka. Ukraine's Anastasia Merkushyna won the women's 12.5K Gold medal later in the afternoon, shooting clean and crossing the finish line in 39:53.3.
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17.03.2016
Andi Birnbacher Retires…More Time for Family & Fishing
Copyright IBU/Eberhard Thonfeld
Germany's Andi Birnbacher retired after the men's 20K last week in Oslo. It was fitting ending to a career that included 295 World Cup starts; Birnbacher had his first-ever World Cup win at the Holmenkollen Ski Stadium.
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