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12.01.2013
Sweep for Russia in Ostrov Pursuit
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Russia swept the podium in the men’s 12.5K pursuit at IBU Cup 5.. Alexey Slepov won the pursuit after claiming the sprint title yesterday. He was followed by Aleksandr Pechenkin and Sergey Klyachin. Directly next to the podium was a fourth Russian athlete with Ivan Tcherezov in fourth, ahead of Austria’s Daniel Mesotitsch and Norway’s Martin Eng.
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11.01.2013
Triple for Iourieva
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Russia’s Ekaterina Iourieva won her third women’s competition in a row today. After two victories at the IBU Cup 4 she also won the women’s 7.5K sprint at IBU Cup 5. All three women on the podium shot clean but Iourieva was the fastest with a time of 23:58.9. She was 6.8 seconds faster than her teammate Valentina Nazarova. Ane Skrove Nossum from Norway finished third, 10.8 seconds back.
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11.01.2013
Alexey Slepov Takes Ostrov Sprint
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Russia's Alexey Slepov won the men's 10K sprint at IBU Cup 5 in Ostrov. Despite light snowfall but cheered on by the home crowd he needed 27:17.8 to be the fastest today, despite one penalty. Second place went to Sven Grossegger of Austria ahead of Germany's Daniel Böhm. Both shot clean and were 1.3 and 9.1 seconds back, respectively.
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09.01.2013
IBU Cup 5: Norway Passes Germany in Final Meters
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The Norwegian team of Jori Moerkve, Ane Skrove Nossum, Jan Olav Gjermundshaug, and Martin Eng won the mixed relay at the IBU Cup 5 in Ostrov, Russia. Martin Eng passed Daniel Böhm in the final meters to claim the win. The Russian team finished third after first leg Larisa Kuznetsova picked up a penalty.
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08.01.2013
IBU Cup in Russia, For the First Time
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The teams travelled from Otepää to Ostrov in big buses. In Ostrov, the first IBU Cup in Russia will start tonight with an opening ceremony. During the next few days, there will be a mixed relay, sprint and pursuit competitions.
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06.01.2013
Magnus Jonsson Takes IBU Cup Sprint
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A Swedish name popped up at the top of the result list today at the IBU Cup, surprising everyone. Magnus Jonsson, already fast during the 20K, shot clean and nobody could match his speed on the tracks during the men’s 10K sprint today in Otepää. Norway’s talented junior Johannes Boe matched Jonsson at the shooting range but was 10.2 seconds slower in the tracks. Third place went to Daniel Mesotitsch from Austria who matched the others at the range but was 24.5 seconds slower.
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06.01.2013
Iourieva Celebrates Second Win
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Russia’s Ekaterina Iourieva celebrated her second victory at IBU Cup 4 today. Her clean shooting kept her only 3.6 seconds ahead of Germany’s Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle, who is better known in Otepää, Estonia, from her starts at cross-country world cups there. Despite two penalties, she celebrated her first international podium in her new sport. Third place went to Anastasia Zagoruiko of Russia with one penalty.
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05.01.2013
Iourieva Wins Otepää 15K
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Despite two penalties, Ekaterina Iourieva of Russia won the women’s 15K individual at IBU Cup 4 in Otepää, Estonia. In a windy competition she stayed 8 seconds ahead of her teammate Anastasia Zagoruiko who also had two penalties. Third place went to Ane Skrove Nossum of Norway with four penalties, 1:18.6 back.
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04.01.2013
Warm Welcome in Otepää
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The IBU Cup athletes are starting the 2013 competitions after their Christmas break as the teams and officials arrived in Otepää, Estonia. For training, a warm welcome awaited them, not only from the friendly OC working hard to prepare the best possible conditions but also by the weather. About one week before the first competitions, the warm temperatures that have heated up Central Europe arrived in Estonia.
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16.12.2012
Olsbu Wins for Second Time
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Marte Olsbu of Norway won the women’s 10K pursuit after her victory in the sprint yesterday at the IBU Cup 3 in Ridnaun. She needed a total of 35:29.4 and made a total of five penalties. Second place went to her teammate Ane Skrove Nossum who had also been second in the sprint. She was 9.8 seconds behind with four penalties. Third place went to Russia’s Anastasia Zagoruiko who matched Nossum at the shooting range but had started from 10th place. She was 23.6 seconds back at the finish.
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