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23.02.2015
Gold for Belarus and Russia in Youth Relays - IBU YJWCH
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The Belarusian team of Dzinara Alimbekava, Hanna Sola, and Darya Blashko gave the local fans a present by winning the youth women's relay Gold medal for the first time in history, using just seven spare rounds in their 51:50.2 win. Unlike the youth women, Russia's youth men's team of Igor Shetko, Nikita Porshnev and Kirill Streltsov defended the last year's title winning the Gold, with seven spares in 1:04:01.2.
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22.02.2015
Latypov and Leitner Win Pursuit Gold
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Felix Leitner of Austria scored his second medal at Raubichi by winning the youth men's pursuit in 28:12.3, with two penalties. Eduard Latypov of Russia, who won the pursuit at the IBU OECH a few weeks ago duplicated that success today. He claimed the junior men's pursuit Gold medal in 35:02.8, with two penalties after starting the competition with number 6.
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22.02.2015
Tandrevold and Heinrich Claim Women’s Pursuit Titles
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Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold scored her third medal of the YJWCH and first Gold in the youth women's 7.5K pursuit, in a time of 23:26.9, with two penalties. Just a short while later, Marie Heinrich of Germany with start number 4 shot perfectly today and accordingly won the first Gold for her team winning the junior women's 10K pursuit in 27:58.3.
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21.02.2015
Arnaud and Dediukhin Win Junior Sprints at YJWCH
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18-year-old Lena Arnaud of France scored her first personal podium and won Gold in the junior women's sprint 20:40.6. Aleksandr Dediukhin of Russia, the silver medalist in the individual, won Gold in the afternoon junior men's sprint in 24:49.0. Both Gold medalists shot clean.
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20.02.2015
Blashko and Mobakken Win Youth Sprints; Home Team Medal
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Clean-shooting Darya Blashko scored the first medal for Belarus at these home championships by winning Gold in the youth women's 6K sprint in 16:26.4. In the afternoon youth men's sprint, Jonas Uglem Mobakken won the first Gold medal at the YJWCH for Norway. Mobakken, like Blashko shot clean, covering the 7.5K in 20:38.5.
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19.02.2015
Raubichi: Rebirth of a World Class Venue Video
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Raubichi on the outskirts of Minsk Belarus has a long history as a major biathlon venue, having hosted the World Championships in 1974, 1982 and 1990. As the sport has grown and advanced, so have the venues which need periodic upgrades to stay in step with the times. Over the past three years, Raubichi has gotten a complete makeover from top to bottom. It is now as modern as any biathlon venue in the world and well prepared to host this week’s IBU Youth Junior World Championships and other major competitions in the future. Our video “Raubichi: Rebirth of a World Class Venue” filmed before the snow started flying, takes a look at transformed venue.
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19.02.2015
Junior Individual Gold to Zhuravok and Begue
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YuliyaZhuravok, third in individual at the OECH, won the junior women's 12.5K individual in 37:54.1, with clean shooting. In the junior men's individual in the afternoon Aristide Begue of France also shot clean to move up from his Silver medal last year to Gold this year, finishing the 15K course in 39:12.
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18.02.2015
Kryvonos and Streltsov Win First Gold Medals
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The 2015 IBU Youth/Junior World Championships in the renewed sports complex Raubichi, Belarus kicked off today with the youth individual competitions. The first Gold medals of the Championships went to Anna Kryvonos of Ukraine and Kirill Streltsov of Russia. Kryvonos had a single penalty to claim the title in 30:09.1, while Streltsov ahd two penalties on his way to a 35:04.8 win. Yesterday the official opening ceremonies were held in Minsk, which is situated 20K from Raubichi. 37 nations with 95 youth men, 94 youth women, 101 junior men and 73 junior women, registered here and will participate in 16 competitions. Athletes from non-biathlon countries like Belgium, Brazil, Denmark and New Zealand came to Raubichi as well and will try to show their best on the tracks.
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15.02.2015
♥Gabi, Lowell, Jean Gui, & Friends; It’s in His Kiss
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After a day of sprints, not many athletes were out celebrating Valentine's Day in Oslo, since there were relays ahead on Sunday. Still, the holiday was a good reason for a bit of fun, led by Gabriela Soukalova, Lowell Bailey and Jean Guillaume Beatrix and a dozen other biathletes. Gabi starts singing "It's in His Kiss" and then the fun begins in the Holmenkollen Park Hotel Dining Room. Gabriela Soukalova Sings, "It's in the Kiss" Our Video "Gabi, Lowell, Jean Gui, & Friends "It's in the Kiss" tells the whole story of a biathlon Valentine's Day in Oslo. Lots of special thanks for this video to to Dasha and the Belarusian women's team, Elisa Gasparin and her Swiss teammates and Amanda Lightfoot, plus obviously Gabriela, Lowell and Jean Guillaume for their time and talent!
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15.02.2015
Oslo Editor’s Choice Wrap-up with Martin, Kaisa & Arnd
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The stadium atmosphere in Oslo was more reserved than in Nove Mesto na Morave last week, but there were still six great competitions; the last ones before next month's IBU WCH.
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