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13.03.2016
Runaway Victory for Dorin Habert in Mass Start
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
France's Marie Dorin Habert, fueled by clean shooting led from start to finish, leaving her rivals in the dust to claim her third Gold medal of these Championships, taking the mass start crown in 35:28.5. Germany's Laura Dahlmeier, with one penalty won the Silver medal, 7.3 seconds back. Finland's Kaisa Mäkäräinen matched Dahlmeier on the shooting range, but finished with the Bronze medal, 8.1 seconds back.
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13.03.2016
Russia Dominates Relays in Martell
Copyright IBU/Mariya Osolodkina
The Russian team of Svetlana Sleptsova, Anna Shcherbinina, Semen Suchilov and Alexey Slepov won the mixed relay finishing with almost a minute gap from the rivals! They used twelve spare rounds and crossed the finish line in 1:17:09.6. A few hours later, their teammates Galina Nechkasova and Yuriy Shopin doubled up for Russia, taking the single mixed relay with one penalty in 38:38.9.
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12.03.2016
Norwegian Men Mine Relay Gold; Match Women
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
The Norwegian team of Ole Einar Björndalen, Tarjei Boe, Johannes Thingnes Boe and Emil Hegle Svendsen matched their female counterparts, who won yesterday by taking the Gold medal in the men's relay today. Their winning time of 1:13:16.8, with six spare rounds was 11.5 seconds ahead of the Silver medal German team, with five spare rounds. The Canadians won the Bronze medal, also with five spare rounds, 23.4 seconds back.
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12.03.2016
Bielkina, Slepov Take Last IBU Cup Sprint
Copyright IBU/Mariya Osolodkina
Nadiia Bielkina of Ukraine confidently won the final IBU Cup women’s sprint of the season with clean shooting in 23:06.3. This afternoon, Alexey Slepov of Russia won the final men’s IBU Cup sprint with one penalty in 23:06.2.
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11.03.2016
Norwegian Women Golden in Relay
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
The Norwegian team of Synnøve Solemdal, Fanny Horn Birkeland, Tiril Eckhoff and Marte Olsbu won the women's relay Gold medal, with six spare rounds in 1:07:10. France won the Silver medal, with eight spares, 5.3 seconds back. The Bronze medal went to Germany, with four spare rounds 28.6 seconds back.
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10.03.2016
Fourcade Comeback for Gold Number Four
Copyright IBU/Christian Manzoni
Martin Fourcade of France came back from a penalty in the first standing stage, with an impressive skiing performance to win his fourth Gold medal in the men's 20K individual at the IBU World Championships today. His time of 49:13.9 put him 5.1 seconds ahead of the Silver medalist Dominik Landertinger of Austria who shot clean. His teammate Simon Eder won the Bronze medal, also shooting clean, 14.4 seconds back.
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10.03.2016
French Day at IBU Cup: Bolliet and Guigonnat Win Sprint
Copyright IBU/Mariya Osolodkina
Clean-shooting Marine Bolliet of France confidently won the first sprint at IBU Cup 8 in 22:59.1. Norway's Hilde Fenne matched her on the range but finished second, 35.0 seconds back. Third went to Karolin Horchler of Germany who also shot clean, 46.7 seconds back.
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10.03.2016
She’s Back: Anastasiya Kuzmina Returns
Copyright IBU/Nordic Focus
The double Olympic Champion Anastasiya Kuzmina of Slovakia gave a birth to a second child last summer. She skipped two years and was even thinking about retiring. However a few months after her daughter Olivia was born, she understood that sitting home was not the answer and she would continue her sports career. In the autumn she started training again and today started at the IBUI Cup in Martell to score qualifying points for the upcoming season.
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10.03.2016
IBU Press Release
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The IBU provisionally suspends an athlete as of immediately due to detection of a prohibited substance based on the WADA prohibited list 2016.
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09.03.2016
IBU Cup Final in Martell; Kuzmina Returns
Copyright IBU/Mariya Osolodkina
Beautiful and picturesque Martell, Italy with perfect winter and track conditions will conduct the last IBU Cup, number 8 for 32 nations with 108 men and 75 women competing. For some athletes it is a great opportunity to score top places for the last time this season, but for the others, there is still a battle for the IBU Cup Total and Sprint Scores.
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