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22.08.2014
Rainy Tyumen; Gold Medals for Czech Republic and Russia
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
After a very hot and humid first day of competition at the IBU Summer Biathlon World Championships in Tyumen, the weather took an about face with a rainy and 20 degree Celsius day for the junior sprints today. Raincoats and umbrellas were the order of the day for coaches, volunteers and spectators. Despite the conditions, Kristina Ilchenko of Russia, with one penalty and clean-shooting Tomas Vojik of Czech Republic claimed Gold medals.
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21.08.2014
Czech Day at IBU Summer Biathlon WCH
Copyright IBU/Evegeny Tumashov
Sweltering temperatures accompanied by high humidity did nothing to keep the Czech Republic from dominating both the junior and senior mixed relays at the IBU Summer Biathlon World Championships today. The junior Czech squad starting at 15:30 local time claimed the Gold medal in 1:20:30.5, with a single penalty and 16 spare rounds while the senior Czech team was almost perfect on the shooting range with just three spare rounds in their 1:13:01.1 Gold medal effort.
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20.08.2014
Gala Opening Ceremonies and a Special Postage Stamp
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Yesterday's Opening Ceremonies in Tyumen's main square kicked off this big week of competitions at the IBU Summer Biathlon World Championships. Both the athletes and fans enjoyed the entertainment and speeches hosted by the always entertaining sportscaster Dmitry Guberniev.
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20.08.2014
Just Before the Start in Tyumen
Copyright IBU/Evegeny Tumashov
The 19th IBU Summer Biathlon World Championships and the ninth edition on rollerskis, was officially opened yesterday in Tyumen's main square with 27 teams and a large contingent of local fans on hand. This was the warm-up for the first ever IBU event at Tyumen's "Pearl of Siberia" stadium, one of the best facilities in the world.
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19.08.2014
Stars at 2014 IBU Summer Biathlon World Championships
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The 2014 IBU Summer Biathlon World Championships are being held from August 18-25 in Tyumen, Russia, with 159 athletes from 27 nations fighting for medals in ten competitions.
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21.07.2013
Landova and Bauer Win Pursuit Gold
Copyright IBU/Serge Schwan
Jitka Landova of Czech Republic won Gold in the women’s pursuit. Silver went to Russia’s Anna Boulygina ahead of Victoria Padial Hernandez. Hernandez’s Bronze is the first ever biathlon medal for the Southern European country. Klemen Bauer of Slovenia claimed the men’s pursuit Gold ahead of Italy’s Lukas Hofer and his teammate Markus Windisch.
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21.07.2013
Fialkova Sisters, Vojik Repeat Success
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Sisters Paulina and Ivona Fialkova of Slovakia matched their junior women’ sprint success with Gold and Silver in the junior women’s pursuit. Behind them, four Russians followed with Bronze going to Kristina Ilchenko. Tomas Vojik of Czech Republic also won his second Gold while Dimitar Gerdzhikov of Bulgaria in Silver changed podium positions with Dino Butkovic of Croatia taking Bronze.
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20.07.2013
Sprint and mixed relay medals handed out
Copyright IBU/Serge Schwan
At the 2013 IBU Summer Biathlon World Championships in Forni Avoltri, Italy, the medals for the mixed relay and sprint competitions were handed out last night. You can find pictures of all the medalists in the photo gallery. Today, starting from 9:30 am, the medals in the four pursuit competitions will be given out before these WCH end tonight.
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20.07.2013
Dorothea Wierer Leads Italian Success
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Italy’s Dorothea Wierer spearheaded the success of her team by taking the women’s 7.5K sprint at the IBU Summer Biathlon World Championships this afternoon. She won Gold over Czech Republic’s Jitka Landova, who was sandwiched between Wierer and her Bronze –winning teammate Karin Oberhofer, who was followed by two other teammates Federica Sanfilippo and Michela Ponza. Norway’s Jori Moerkve who frequently trains with the Italian team finished sixth.
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20.07.2013
Fialkova Sisters Finish 1-2
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The sprint competitions took center stage at the 2013 IBU Summer Biathlon World Championships in Forni Avoltri today, with the juniors competing in the morning and the seniors in the afternoon. In the junior women’s sprint, sisters Paulina and Ivona Fialkova of Slovakia took the top two spots. The junior men’s sprint world championship went to Czech Republic’s Tomas Vojik.
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