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21.12.2014
Merry Christmas from Dasha, Gabi, Luki & Lowell
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With the first three BMW IBU World Cups completed, everyone on the biathlon circuit is heading home for some rest and family time during the holiday season. We would like to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season and a great New Year in 2015. Here is a special Christmas and New Year’s greeting: “Merry Christmas from Dasha, Gabi, Luki, & Lowell.”
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21.12.2014
Shipulin Sprints to Mass Start Win
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Anton Shipulin of Russia battling four rivals over the final 3K loop pulled ahead in the final meters to win the men's 15K mass start in 35:16.8, with one penalty. Second went to Martin Fourcade of France, with one penalty, 1.2 seconds back, while Austria's Simon Eder, also with one penalty was .2 seconds behind Fourcade. Just missing the podium was clean-shooting Fredrik Lindstrom of Sweden, a mere.1 seconds behind Eder. Jean Guillaume Beatrix of France finished fifth with one penalty, 4.8 seconds back, after falling in the final 1K. Tarjei Boe of Norway with one penalty was sixth, 20.4 seconds back.
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21.12.2014
Kaisa Comeback in Mass Start
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Finland's Kaisa Mäkäräinen came from 28.8 seconds back after the first standing stage to capture the women's 12.5K mass start today in 34:18.8. She had two penalties in that standing stage, her only miscues of the day. Second place went to Anais Bescond who shot clean, 7.6 seconds back. Belarusian Nadezhda Skardino finished third, with clean shooting, 15.8 seconds back. Fourth went to sprint winner Gabriela Soukalova of Czech Republic who also shot clean, 24.1 seconds back; she was 1.1 seconds ahead of Ukraine's Valj Semerenko, with one penalty. Italy's Dorothea Wierer finished sixth, with two penalties, 26.8 seconds back.
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20.12.2014
Perfection for Svendsen in Pursuit Victory
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Norway's Emil Hegle Svendsen had another clean shooting day to seal victory in the men's 12.5K pursuit in 30:43.3. Second went to yesterday's sprint winner Anton Shipulin of Russia with two penalties, 17.8 seconds back. Martin Fourcade of France finished third, with one penalty,59.5 seconds back. Austria's Dominik Landertinger finished fourth, with three penalties, 1:12.9 back, followed by Ondrej Moravec of Czech Republic, with two penalties, 1:14.2 back and Timofey Lapshin of Russia in sixth, with one penalty, 1:15.1 back.
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20.12.2014
Domracheva Dominates in Pursuit Win
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Darya Domracheva of Belarus hit the first nineteen targets today before missing her final shot. Yet she dominated the women's 10K pursuit winning in 29:55. 9. Second went to the Yellow/Red Bib, Kaisa Mäkäräinen, also with one penalty, 10 seconds back. Third went to Ukraine's Valj Semerenko 36.8 seconds back. Italy's Dorothea Wierer finished fourth, with two penalties, 37.2 seconds back. Fifth went to Germany's Laura Dahlmeier, also with one penalty, 1:12.1 back. Belarusian Nadezhda Skardino shot clean to finish sixth, 1;15.7 back.
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19.12.2014
Sprint Win for Anton Shipulin
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Russia's Anton Shipulin won his first individual competition of the new season by shooting clean to take the men's 10K sprint in 23:18.6 on a clear, warm afternoon at Pokljuka. Austria's Dominik Landertinger also shot clean in second place, 11.9 seconds back, while Norway's Emil Hegle Svendsen finished 29.9 seconds back, with clean shooting. Fourth went to Martin Fourcade of France who had a single standing penalty, 29.9 seconds back. Fifth went to late starter Evgeniy Garanichev made a run for the podium but eventually finished fifth, 34.1 seconds back. Germany's Simon Schempp shot clean but finished 6th , 36.3 seconds back.
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19.12.2014
Pokljuka 2.5K Course Tour with Anja Erzen
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Although there is a limited amount of natural snow on the Pokljuka plateau, through the hard work of many volunteers, the courses are well covered with snow. Conditions for the women’s sprint were excellent and those conditions on the courses should continue today. Slovenia’s Anja Erzen skied the 2.5K loop today for our “Pokljuka 2.5K Course Tour with Anja Erzen."
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19.12.2014
Beautiful Bled: Gateway to Pokljuka
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Bled, Slovenia is a small city in the Julian Alps located on the east shore of crystal clear Lake Bled. Most of the teams competing in the Pokljuka World Cup live in lakeside hotels, enjoying spectacular scenery during their off time. Although Bled does receive some snow; this week it has been bathed in winter sunshine and almost spring-like temperatures. “Beautiful Bled: Gateway to Pokljuka” takes a quick look at the lakeside scenery.
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18.12.2014
Soukalova Sprints to Victory at Pokljuka
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Gabriela Soukalova of Czech Republic claimed her first victory of the new season today with a dominating performance, shooting clean and crossing the finish line in 20:17.3. This put her 18.4 seconds ahead of Dorothea Wierer of Italy who had a single penalty. Ukraine's Valj Semerenko shot clean but finished 24.7 seconds back in third place. Fourth went to Canada's rising star Rosanna Crawford with one penalty, 36.8 seconds back. Russia's Olga Podchufarova short clean but was 38.8 seconds back, while Darya Domracheva of Belarus had two penalties, to finish sixth, just .1 seconds behind the Russian.
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18.12.2014
Question of the Day: Music You Listen to When Training?
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Music is everywhere. For many athletes, music can set the tone for a training day or get them ready for a competition. Everyone has a different taste in music that ranges from rock to classical. See the surprising answers to our Question of the Day video: What Music do you listen to during training?
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