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19.03.2016
Kaisa Doubles Up with Pursuit Victory
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
Finland's Kaisa Mäkäräinen doubled her fun today by adding a pursuit win to go with Thursday's sprint win. She recovered from single penalties in the first prone and first standing stages to finish in 30:06.7 France's Marie Dorin Habert, with one penalty finished second, 1.5 seconds back. Italy's Dorothea Wierer matched Dorin Habert at the shooting range but finished third, 5.7 seconds back.
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18.03.2016
First Career Win for Julian Eberhard in Khanty Sprint
Copyright IBU/Evgeniy Tumashov
Austria's clean-shooting Julian Eberhard won his first World Cup title, claiming men's 10K sprint today in 24:18.6. Germany's Simon Schempp finished second, 1.1 seconds back with teammate Arnd Peiffer in third, 23 seconds back; both shot clean.
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18.03.2016
Hora Targets: It’s All about Hits and Misses
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
Almost 30 years ago, in 1987, a biathlon coach and an electronics engineer put their heads together and dreamed of a reliable electronic biathlon target system to replace the existing mechanical targets that would remove the chance of human error, improve the scoring system and be both user and fan friendly. The result is today's HORA 2000E target system.
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17.03.2016
Khanty Sprint to Kaisa; Second Year in a Row
Copyright IBU/Evgeniy Tumashov
Finland's Kaisa Mäkäräinen won today's 7.5K sprint, with one penalty in 20:42.3, taking the sprint title here for the second year in a row. Gabriela Soukalova of Czech Republic shot clean hit to finish second, 3.1 seconds back. Norway's Marte Olsbu matched Soukalova on the shooting range, to finish in a career-best third place, 4.8 seconds back.
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17.03.2016
Andi Birnbacher Retires…More Time for Family & Fishing
Copyright IBU/Eberhard Thonfeld
Germany's Andi Birnbacher retired after the men's 20K last week in Oslo. It was fitting ending to a career that included 295 World Cup starts; Birnbacher had his first-ever World Cup win at the Holmenkollen Ski Stadium.
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16.03.2016
Postcard from Siberia: Welcome to Khanty Mansiysk
Copyright IBU/Biathlonworld TV
A quick drive around Khanty Mansiysk reveals some of the sights including the mammoth statues, the spectacular Cathedral of the Resurrection and the endless frozen tundra just beyond the city limits. With the IBU World Championships over, the athletes are enjoying the relaxed atmosphere and ready for the final season-closing party on Sunday evening. This is the final postcard of the season, “Postcard from Siberia: Welcome to Khanty Mansiysk.”
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15.03.2016
Editors Choice Khanty Mansiysk Preview
Copyright IBU/Manzoni/Tumashov
The final countdown to the end of the 2015-16 BMW IBU World Cup season starts on Thursday here in Khanty Mansiysk with the women's sprint; from that point it is all downhill until the final men's mass start next Sunday afternoon.
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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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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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17.02.2016
On the School Bus: The Class of ‘88
Copyright IBU/Biathlonworld TV
One of the highlights for many athletes last week in Presque Isle was riding from hotel to stadium on the big Yellow American-style school busses. After training one afternoon, our colleagues at Norway's NRK Television rode the bus back into Presque Isle with three of the best biathletes in the world, all born in 1988.
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