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20.01.2016
Editor’s Choice Preview: Mountains, Shooting & Doro
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Antholz is traditionally the final BMW IBU World Cup biathlon in January; just as traditionally, it is filled with many sunny days. After weeks of rain, then heavy snow last weekend in Ruhpolding, Antholz is delivering its usual dose of spectacularly sunny winter weather this week.
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20.01.2016
Biathlon Fans: Meeting the King, Saving the Team
Copyright IBU/Eberhard Thonfeld
Among the 66, 500 spectators who visited BMW IBU World Cup 5 in Ruhpolding last weekend, three were particular easy to spot in the crowd of Germans. They were the Gerasiny family, in Russian National Team jackets who travel each season from Moscow to watch the competitions and cheer for their favorite athletes.
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17.01.2016
Editors Choice Wrap: Ruhpolding Winter with Doro & Erik
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
Real winter with heavy snow came to Ruhpolding this week, providing a beautiful backdrop for the competitions, but challenging the athletes in almost every day. Erik Lesser and Dorothea Wierer managed to take a couple of victories, but Martin Fourcade and Gabriela Soukalova further tightened their grip on the Yellow Bibs. Norway and Ukraine proved to be the best relay teams this week with sterling performances. Our “Editors Choice Wrap: Ruhpolding Winter with Doro and Erik” captures some of the big moments with the weather and the competitions this week.
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17.01.2016
Ukraine Dominates in Women’s Relay Win
Copyright IBU/Ernst Wukits
The Ukrainian team of Juliya Dzhyma, Iryna Varvynets, Valja Semerenko and Olena Pidhrushna, despite challenge by Germany in the final few meters, won the women's relay, with one penalty and four spare rounds in 1:16:14.2. Germany with two penalties and eleven spares, 1.2 seconds back. Italy who won the first relay of the year in Hochfilzen finished third, with ten spares, 43.8 seconds back.
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17.01.2016
Ukraine Takes Ridnaun Mixed Relay
Copyright IBU/Mariya Osolodkina
Team Ukraine with Yuliya Zhuravok, Nadiia Bielkina, Andriy Dotsenko and Artem Pryma won the mixed relay in 1:21:32.1 using only four spare rounds. The Russian team with one penalty and eight spares finished second, 12.9 seconds back. Third place went to Norway also with one penalty and six spares, 36.0 seconds back.
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16.01.2016
Getting Ready for a Snowy Mass Start Video
Copyright IBU/Ernst Wukits
The sky was dumping snow most of the day in Ruhpolding, making it pretty special in an almost snowless season. The women were first up to face the deep tracks. Every bit of their morning was affected by the snow. Our video, “Getting Ready for a Snowy Mass Start” shows a little glimpse of what the women were going through just before the starting gun went off.
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16.01.2016
Big Men Mass Win for Erik Lesser
Copyright IBU/Ernst Wukits
World Pursuit Champion Erik Lesser of Germany won the battle with the weather to claim the men's 15K pursuit in 40:29.3. Lesser shot clean to finish 9.8 seconds ahead of the Yellow Bib Martin Fourcade of France, with one penalty. Third went to Russia's Evgeniy Garanichev, with one penalty, 13.1 seconds back.
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16.01.2016
Snowy Mass Start: Victory Number 10 for Soukalova
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Clean-shooting Gabriela Soukalova of Czech Republic claimed her 10th World Cup victory by taking today's very snowy mass start in 41:13.2. Germany's Franziska Hildebrand, with one penalty and Laura Dahlmeier, with two penalties, finished second and third, 13.9 and 24.4 seconds back, respectively.
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16.01.2016
Slepov and Sleptsova Take Ridnaun Pursuits
Copyright IBU/Mariya Osolodkina
Alexey Slepov of Russia won for the first time this season taking the men's pursuit at 32:35.2, while his teammate Svetlana Sleptsova won the women's pursuit in 31:12.2, giving Russia a double victory day in Ridnaun. Slepov had a single penalty and Sleptsova had two.
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15.01.2016
Ole’s Big Truck: Transport, Training and More
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Many of the big teams have wax trucks, but Ole Einar Björndalen, the most medaled athlete in winter Olympic history has a truck to rival any team, and then some. His new recreational vehicle/mobile training center has everything needed for daily life like beds, a full kitchen, shower, plenty of storage and up-to date electronics, but also full-size treadmill, for rollerskiing on wet days and fitness equipment so there is no need for a gym membership. Take a look inside this very special “mobile training center” in our video, “Ole’s Big Truck: Transport, Training and More.”
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