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21.03.2015
First Career Victory for Nathan Smith
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
Canada’s Nathan Smith won the men’s pursuit today in 32:04.9, with a single penalty giving him his first ever World Cup victory. This topped his second place Silver medal in last week’s IBU World Championships. Benedikt Doll of Germany had his second career podium in second place, with two penalties, 24 seconds back. Russia’s Anton Shipulin in a sprint through the final 200 meters took third place, with four penalties, 35.7 seconds back. Just behind Shipulin in fourth was Martin Fourcade, 40.3 seconds back also with four penalties. His fourth place sealed the World Cup total Score title for the fourth year in a row and also gave him the pursuit title. Fifth place went to Germany’s Daniel Boehm with two penalties, 49.2 seconds back, while his teammate Arnd Peiffer finished sixth, with three penalties, 58.1 seconds back.
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21.03.2015
Bjorn, Sumi, and Marie Laure…On the Air
Copyright IBU/Biathlonworld TV
Last season was a typical Olympic year with many biathletes ending their careers after this quadrennial spectacle. Among those stepping away from active competition were three Olympic medalists: Bjorn Ferry, Christoph Sumann, and Marie Laure Brunet. This season, all three are embarking on new careers that include working as color commentators for World Cup Biathlon broadcasts for their home countries of Sweden, Austria and France. See how these biathlon stars adapted to their new profession in “Bjorn, Sumi, and Marie Laure…On the Air.”
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20.03.2015
Kaisa Captures Khanty Sprint
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
Kaisa Mäkäräinen of Finland won the final women's sprint of the season this evening, gaining more than 12 seconds in the final loop to win in 19:49.1 with a single penalty. Germany's Laura Dahlmeier finished second, also with one penalty, 14.2 seconds back. Darya Domracheva of Belarus wearing the Yellow Bib finished third, with two penalties, 15.5 seconds back. Veronika Vitkova of Czech Republic finished fourth, with one penalty, 18 seconds back with Italy's Dorothea Wierer in fifth place 32.5 seconds back with one penalty. Dahlmeier's Teammate Franziska Preuss finished sixth, with one penalty, 34.3 seconds back.
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19.03.2015
Fourcade Wins for 8th Time this Season
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
Martin Fourcade of France shot clean and scored his eighth win of the season in 23:47 this evening. Second place went to local favorite Anton Shipulin of Russia, also shooting clean but 13 seconds back. Benedikt Doll of Germany had the first podium of his career in third place, with one penalty, 18.3 seconds back. Andrejs Rastorgujevs of Latvia also shot lean but finished fourth, 18.6 seconds back, with World Championships Silver medalist Nathan Smith of Canada fifth with one penalty, 34 seconds back. Arnd Peiffer of Germany finished sixth, with two penalties, 34.4 seconds back.
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19.03.2015
Khanty Preview: Kaisa, Katja, Kasperovich, and Mazet
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The battle for the Yellow Bib and the Crystal Globe that goes to the winners of the World Cup Total Score ends this weekend at the World Cup final here in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia.
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19.03.2015
2015 Khanty Mansiysk Opening Ceremonies
Copyright IBU/Christian Manzoni
The World Cup final in Khanty Mansiysk is always marked by a spectacular Opening Ceremonies. This year was no exception, with the one-hour show held in the comfortable climes of the new tennis center. Lights, dancers, culture, athletes and speeches are all a part of our compilation of the best moments from the “2015 Khanty Mansiysk Opening Ceremonies.”
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18.03.2015
Khanty Mansiysk Course Tour with Katja Yurlova
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The final video course tour of the season features a newly crowned World Champion, Ekaterina Yurlova, the only Russian athlete to win a Gold medal in Kontiolahti.
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17.03.2015
The Home Stretch in Khanty Mansiysk
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
The teams on the final flight from Joensuu to Khanty Mansiysk arrived at their hotels just before midnight, signaling the end to the IBU World Championships and the beginning of the last week of World Cup competition. This is the home stretch of the 2014-15 BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon season; four competition days and it will be over. All of the crystal globes that have not yet been decided will be determined in this week's sprint/pursuit/mass start schedule.
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15.03.2015
Editor’s Choice World Championships Wrap-up
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
These 2015 IBU World Championships were full of drama and surprises, with some of the biggest names in the sport missing the podium. At the same time, surprise medalists include names like Ekaterina Yurlova, Erik Lesser, Weronika Nowakowska-Ziemniak, and Nathan Smith. Then there was Tarjei Boe with five medals, Marie Dorin Habert with four medals, and the German men and women taking both of the regular relays. Our “Editor’s Choice World Championships Wrap-up” is a quick overview of all of the action this past week.
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15.03.2015
Jakov Fak Sprints to Mass Start Gold Medal
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
Jakov Fak of Slovenia broke away from the field in the final kilometer and held on to win his second World Championship title in his career, winning the men's mass start in 36:24.9, with one penalty. Ondrej Moravec of Czech Republic won his third medal of these Championships, claiming Silver, 1 second back with one penalty. The Bronze medal went to Tarjei Boe of Norway; 3.7 seconds back also with one penalty. This medal was the fifth for the Norwegian. Ole Einar Björndalen of Norway finished fourth, shooting clean but 10.2 seconds back. Moravec's teammate Michal Slesingr was fifth, with three penalties, 18.4 seconds back while Boe's younger brother Johannes was sixth, with two penalties, 18.7 seconds back.
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