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15.12.2013
Two in a Row for Boe
Copyright IBU/Christian Manzoni
Johannes Thingnes Boe of Norway, with a single penalty, made it a two-for-two weekend as he dominated the 12.5K pursuit, just as he did in yesterday’s sprint competition. His 31:43.7 final time, with one penalty, put him 37.5 seconds ahead of clean-shooting Erik Lesser of Germany. Anton Shipulin of Russia, with one penalty moved past Sweden’s Carl Johan Bergman in the final 400 meters to grab third place, 39.1 seconds back.
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15.12.2013
Pursuit Win for Valj Semerenko
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Valj Semerenko of Ukraine won for the first time in her World Cup career by capturing the 10K pursuit, in 28:05.4 with a single penalty. Second went to Irina Starykh of Russia who shot clean, 4.2 seconds back. Tiril Eckhoff of Norway was third, with the first podium result of her career, with one penalty, 15.5 seconds back.
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14.12.2013
First Win for Norway’s Johannes Boe
Copyright IBU/Christian Manzoni
Johannes Thingnes Boe of Norway won for the first time in his young career taking the men's sprint today in 22:06.7. The 20-year-old Boe shot clean to win by a 32.9 second margin over Ondrej Moravec of Czech Republic, who also shot clean. The home team favorite Martin Fourcade had a single penalty, but still finished well behind the Norwegian, 37.1 seconds back.
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14.12.2013
Gabriela Soukalova; Her Mother’s Medal & Biathlon Mania
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Just about a year ago, Gabriela Soukalova burst onto the biathlon scene with her first victory and three podiums at the Pokljuka World Cup. Since that time, she has added four more World Cup victories and has worn the Yellow Bib for the first two weeks of the new season.
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13.12.2013
Big Sprint Gives Russia Relay Victory
Copyright IBU/Christian Manzoni
Anton Shipulin of Russia sprinted past Germany’s Simon Schempp in the final 100 meters of the men’s 4 X 7.5K relay today to claim first place; Russia’s first victory of the new season. Russia finished in 1:14:01.8 with five spare rounds, with Russia .3 seconds back with the same shooting. Austria, with seven spares was third, 26.8 seconds back.
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12.12.2013
A Win for Germany in Women’s Relay
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Germany won 4 X 6K relay in 1:06:27.8, this afternoon at le Grand Bornand, with a strong three-spare-round shooting performance. Ukraine, with four spares edged Norway, 23.3 seconds back to Norway’s 23.8 back. The Norwegians used ten spares.
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12.12.2013
Postcard Preview from Le Grand Bornand
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Completely new E.ON IBU World Cup venues are a rarity, with the circuit focusing on locations with an established biathlon heritage. However, every few years a new venue such as Le Grand Bornand surfaces; it is a special place.
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11.12.2013
Le Grand Bornand Course Tour with Marie Laure Brunet
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The second relay competitions of the season start tomorrow with the women's 4 X 6 relay at 14:30 CET, followed by the men at the same time on Friday, here in sunny and scenic Le Grand Bornand.
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10.12.2013
World Cup Biathlon Comes to Le Grand Bornand
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
The flags are flying, the signs are up, and over 500 red-jacketed volunteers are working feverishly to add the final touches to the stadium and tracks here in Le Grand Bornand.
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08.12.2013
Inside Track Wrap-up with Martin Fourcade
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This weekend saw some outstanding competitions at World Cup 2 in Hochfilzen. The Norwegians got "in the zone" with wins in the men's relay and both sprints plus podiums by Emil Hegle Svendsen, Tarjei Boe and Ole Einar Björndalen. Then there was the first ever win by Selina Gasparin of Switzerland and the Ukrainian women taking the relay.
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