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10.01.2015
Gössner Wins First Time in Season
Copyright IBU/Mariya Osolodkina
The rain almost hasn't stopped in Duszniki Zdrój from yesterday's evening, bringing new challenges to the organizing committee and teams. By the jury decision due to the weather and track conditions the course in women's sprint has been changed; athletes ran six 1210m laps.
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09.01.2015
First Career Victory for Veronika Vitkova
Copyright IBU/Eberhard Thonefeld
Veronika Vitkova of Czech Republic scored the first individual victory of her World Cup career by winning the Oberhof women’s 7.5K sprint in 22:40 with two penalties. Italians Dorothea Wierer and Nicole Gontier finished second and third, 8.8 and 19.1 seconds back. Wierer had a single penalty, while Gontier was one of only two women in the field to shoot clean. Vitkova who also brought her relay team home in first on Wednesday was equally thrilled with her first win, commenting, “ I love the atmosphere here…It was my day.” Franziska Preuss of Germany finished fourth, 22.5 seconds back with one penalty, while Mari Laukkanen of Finland finished fifth, 23.9 seconds back, with two penalties. Vitkova’s teammate Gabriela Soukalova was sixth, also with two penalties, 24.8 seconds back.
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09.01.2015
Battling the Elements in Oberhof
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The weather is always a challenge in Oberhof, with its unique microclimate that brings fog, wind and rain or snow frequently to this World Cup venue.
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09.01.2015
Russian Day at IBU Cup; 5 of 6 Podium Spots
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Russia’s Irina Trusova won the first women’s sprint in 21:15.2, with really good speed on the tracks and perfect shooting, while Germany’s Florian Graf won the men’s with perfect shooting in 25:25.3. The weather conditions in Duszniki Zdrój were as tough for the Organizing Committee as the athletes today. The rain which started here last evening and stopped in the morning made the track conditions harder.
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08.01.2015
Shipulin Sprints to Rainy, Windy Relay Win
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Anton Shipulin of Russia sprinted away from his Norwegian rival Ole Einar Björndalen in the final 100 meters to claim the victory in the men's 4 X 7.5K relay in 1:15:24.1, 2.3 seconds ahead of Norway. Russia had one penalty and twelve spare rounds while Norway had one penalty and ten spares. France, with one penalty and twelve spares finished third, 1:32.3 back. Germany, Ukraine and Switzerland rounded out the top six.
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08.01.2015
Double Olympic Gold Medalist Kuzmina Pregnant
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Slovakia's Anastasiya Kuzmina, the Olympic Sprint Gold medalist in the past two Olympic Winter Games announced today in a press conference in home town of Banska Bystrica, Slovakia that she is three months pregnant and will miss the current biathlon season.
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08.01.2015
IBU Cup 4 in Duszniki Zdrój
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Tomorrow the IBU Cup 4 in Duszniki Zdrój, Poland will start the second part of the 2014-15 biathlon season. The IBU Summer Biathlon World Championships were held on this venue in 2010, but it's going to be the first winter IBU competition
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08.01.2015
Question of the Day: What is Your Favorite Venue?
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Every athlete and fan has an opinion about their favorite World Cup venue. Earlier in the season, numerous top biathletes answered this Question of the Day: What is your Favorite Venue?
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07.01.2015
Czech Republic Victorious in Women’s Relay
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The Czech Republic team of Eva Puskarcikova, Gabriela Soukalova, Jitka Landova and Veronika Vitkova used just 7 spare rounds to claim victory in the women's relay with a time of 1:16:56. France followed in second place, with eight spare rounds, 8.9 seconds back. Darya Domracheva moved from 1:44 back at the third exchange to move her team up to third place, 1:06.8 back with a single penalty and eight spares. Norway, Italy and Ukraine rounded out the top six teams.
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07.01.2015
Oberhof Editors Choice Preview with Marie Dorin Habert
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Today's women's relay marks the beginning of the next three weeks of World Cup biathlon. It also marks the return of France's Marie Dorin Habert after the birth of her daughter Adele this past September. She will run the second leg of the relay today in her 2014-15 World Cup debut.
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