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27.08.2016
“My Home Track” Course Tour with Grete Gaim
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
Lush green grass and forest dominate what Estonia’s Grete Gaim calls “my home track, which is the best in the whole world,” the rollerski loop at Otepää’s Tehvandi Stadium. The 23-year old Estonian toured and talked her way around the track yesterday for a preview of what the athletes see during the IBU Summer Biathlon. Get a good look at this scenic course in our “My Home Track” Course Tour with Grete Gaim.
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27.08.2016
Sprint Gold to Otcenas; Junior Title to Myhda
Copyright IBU/EvgenyTumashov
Martin Otcenas of Slovakia won the men’s sprint today at the IBU Summer Biathlon World Championships with a single penalty in 26:14.9. The junior title went to Ukraine’s Anton Myhda, with one penalty in 27:11.9
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27.08.2016
Merkushyna and Pidhrushna Win Sprint Gold
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
Ukrainians Olena Pidhrushna and Anastasiya Merkushyna swept the women's senior and junior sprints today. Pidhrushna had a single penalty on the way to a 22:18.5 victory, while Merkushyna defended her 2015 title, shooting clean in 22:59.1.
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26.08.2016
Otepää Welcomes the IBU Summer Biathlon WCH
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Otepää, Estonia, a well-known recreation hub filled with lakes and forests is hosting the IBU Summer Biathlon World Championships this weekend.
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26.08.2016
Mixed Relay Gold Medals to Czech Republic and Finland
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
Czech Republic and Finland won the first Gold medals of the 2016 IBU Summer Biathlon World Championships with the Czech juniors crossing the line in 1:19:00.2 with eleven spare rounds, while Finland's senior squad won that title a few hours later in 1:15:38, also with eleven spares.
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25.08.2016
Brilliant Weather in Otepää for IBU Summer Biathlon WCH
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
Brilliant blue skies and perfect weather was the backdrop for today's official training at the 2016 IBU Summer Biathlon World Championships in Otepää, Estonia. Twenty-one teams with 52 junior men, 46 junior women, 60 men, and 51 women are on hand for this annual rollerski, rifles and shorts extravaganza. Medals are at stake in the mixed relay, sprint and pursuit in the junior and senior categories, with the mixed relays on tap for Friday.
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22.08.2016
Summer Biathlon WCH: Big Names and Returning Champs
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
This week's IBU Summer Biathlon World Championships in Otepää, Estonia will feature six returning individual champions from 2015, plus a group of World Cup stars that should make these 2016 Championships very competitive.
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17.08.2016
Canadians Find Summer Snow in New Zealand
Copyright IBU/Matthias Ahrens
Summer training usually means cycling, running, rollerskiing combo workouts and hiking in shorts and t-shirts. However for the past 3 weeks, the Canadian Eh! (A) Team has been bundled up like in winter gear, skiing on natural snow at New Zealand's Snow Farm in the Southern Alps.
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12.08.2016
Marte Olsbu: Almost a Graduate
Copyright IBU/Christian Manzoni
How do you find time to study if you pursue a career of a top-level biathlete? Despite long training days, constant travel and the pressure of competitions, many biathletes manage to earn university degrees. Norway’s Marte Olsbu shared her recipe for success in biathlon and education: individual study, off-season exams and flexibility.
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10.08.2016
Maren Hammerschmidt: Fighting for Animal Rights
Copyright IBU/Private Archive
The 2015-16 season was a breakthrough year for Germany’s Maren Hammerschmidt, who had her first career podium in the Hochfilzen sprint; then adding another second place in the next day’s pursuit. “I cannot describe my feelings.” A Relay Bronze medal at the 2016 IBU WCH was the “Cherry on Top” of her big year. Most biathletes packed their bags for the beach at season’s end; Hammerschmidt caught the plane to Romania’s Carpathian Mountains. She spent there five days, volunteering in one of the biggest dog shelters in the country.
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