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27.02.2015
This Season’s Final IBU Cups in Canmore, Canada
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The last IBU Cups 7 and 8 in this season will take place in Canmore, Canada and will kick off tomorrow with sprints.
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08.02.2015
Birkeland and Horchler Win IBU Cup Pursuits
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Lars Helge Birkeland of Norway scored his second victory in a row, winning the men's pursuit in 39:09.5. In the earlier competition, Karolin Horchler of Germany scored her first individual career victory and her first podium of the season in 33:01.3. She started the competition with bib number 9 and was the only athlete who shot clean, allowing her to move higher and higher after the each shooting stage and to finish first in the end.
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07.02.2015
Birkeland and Nechkasova Win Sprints
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Lars Helge Birkeland of Norway took revenge for the lost medal in the pursuit at the OECH in Otepää and won the men's sprint in 24:01.2. Earlier in the day, Galina Nechkasova of Russia won the women sprint 7.5K in Osrblie with one penalty and scored her first podium in season in 21:04.7. After the second shooting she was fourth with 7.9 seconds from the leader, but with a strong last loop she made it to the first at finish. Despite on the same good conditions as in the morning for the 88 men, who started the competition, the shooting was not as good as the women.
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06.02.2015
IBU Cup 6 in Osrblie
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After the hard week at the IBU OECH in Otepää many athletes made a long trip to Osrblie, Slovakia for IBU Cup 6. Those competitions will be the last in the season for some athletes as a few teams are not going to Canmore, Canada.
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18.01.2015
Germany Wins Mixed Relay in Ridnaun
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The German team of Annika Knoll, Karolin Horchler, Johannes Kuehn and Christoph Stephan won the last competition at IBU Cup 5 in Ridnaun in 1:26:39.0. The battle for the first place continued until the finish line between German and French athletes, but Christoph Stephan showed pretty good speed on the last loop and overtook Antonin Guigonnat on the finish line, winning just by .4 seconds. Both Germany and France used 9 spares. Russia finished third, using 11 spare rounds plus 2 penalty loops, 1:12.2 minutes behind. Norway was fourth, Ukraine finished fifth and sixth place went to Czech Republic.
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17.01.2015
Birkeland and Gössner Win Pursuits in Ridnaun
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Finally the first pursuit on IBU Cup this season was held today. The pursuits in Duszniki Zdrój were canceled due to the bad tracks condition and luck of snow, but here the weather made a new surprise; too much heavy snow! Norwegian Lars Helge Birkeland, with perfect shooting scored his first personal win this season in the men's pursuit in 40:12.4. In the afternoon, Germany's Miriam Gössner added to her winning streak by claiming the women's pursuit in 34:28.5, with five penalties.
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16.01.2015
First Career Win for Fanny Horn in Sprint
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Norway's Fanny Welle-Strand Horn won for the first time in her World Cup career by taking the women's 7.5K sprint in 21:07.4. She finished 3.4 seconds ahead of Belarusian Darya Domracheva. Both women shot clean. Third went to Horn's teammate Tiril Eckhoff, with one penalty, 9.3 seconds back. Valja Semerenko of Ukraine shot clean in fourth, 21 seconds back. Mari Laukkanen of Finland had a single penalty in fifth place, 22.7 seconds back. Clean-shooting Franziska Hildebrand of Germany finished sixth, 28.6 seconds back.
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16.01.2015
Slepov and Gössner Win in Ridnaun
Copyright IBUHarald Deubert
The weather brings a lot of surprises this season. As in Oberhof and Ruhpolding, everything has changed in Ridnaun just in one day; sun and blue skies on training day were changed by snow and fog during competitions. 133 men competed today, trying to claim the victory. Alexey Slepov of Russia won the men's sprint at IBU Cup 5 in Ridnaun in 28:18.0, while Miriam Gössner of Germany scored her second sprint victory in a row in 23:51.7 with one penalty.
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14.01.2015
Editor’s Choice Preview with Jakov Fak
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The spotlight this week may once again be on the French team and specifically Martin Fourcade, after his two victories last weekend in Oberhof. In the Relay While surveying the extremely favorable conditions on the shooting range here in Ruhpolding, his coach Stephane Bouthiaux and top rival Jakov Fak talked about “the man to beat this week.” Bouthiaux revealed that unlike in Oberhof, Fourcade will compete in this week’s relay competition in addition to the sprint and mass start.
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11.01.2015
IBU Cup 4 and 5 Information
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IBU Cup 4 Duszniki Zdroj Due to the weather conditions the Competition Jury decided not to conduct any competitions today.
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