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06.12.2015
Kaisa Wins Pursuit with Last Loop Heroics
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
Finland's Kaisa Mäkäräinen took the lead for the first time at the 8.8K mark today and held it to win the women's 10K pursuit in 30:45.1, with two penalties. Second went to the 15K winner, Dorothea Wierer of Italy, with one penalty, 1.9 seconds back. Germany's Franziska Hildebrand shot clean but finished third, 3.3 seconds back.
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06.12.2015
Fourcade Wire-to-Wire in Pursuit Victory
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
Martin Fourcade of France literally buried the field in the men's 12.5K pursuit to claim victory in 31:22.4, despite three penalties and easing back in the final kilometer when victory was assured. His wire-to-wire win left second place Arnd Peiffer 35.1 seconds back with a single penalty. Third went to Fourcade's teammate, Quentin Fillon Maillet, with two penalties, 55.2 seconds back.
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05.12.2015
Clean-Shooting Soukalova Takes Sprint
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Late starter Gabriela Soukalova of Czech Republic shot clean to claim the title in the women's 7.5K sprint this afternoon in 19:46.2. Second went Federika Sanfilippo of Italy, also shooting clean with the first podium of her career, 15 seconds back. Third, just as in the 15K on Thursday was Olena Pidhrushna of Ukraine, with one penalty, 38.4 seconds back.
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05.12.2015
Fourcade Buries the Field in Wind-blown Sprint
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
Martin Fourcade of France returned to the top of the podium today by taking the wind-blown men's 10K sprint in 24:02 with two penalties. Fourcade's blazing tour of the 10K course put him 51.6 seconds ahead of Germany's Arnd Peiffer with single penalty. Third place went to Norway's Ole Einar Björndalen, also with two penalties, 55.2 seconds back.
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04.12.2015
A Few Questions for…Emil Hegle Svendsen Video
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It is a new season; the long-term focus for every biathlete is on the IBU World Championships in Oslo. As the home team, the Norwegians enter the new season with big goals and high expectations from the hometown fans. Sochi Olympic Gold medalist and multi-World Champion Emil Hegle Svendsen had a disappointing 2014-15 season. The Norwegian star, with 38 career World Cup victories is hoping this year for a return to form that will bring him Gold in Oslo.
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03.12.2015
First Career Win for Dorothea Wierer
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumasov
Italy's Dorothea Wierer shot clean and flew around the tough Östersund tracks to claim her first career win in tonight's women's 15K individual in 42:17. Second place went to Marie Dorin Habert of France with two penalties, 14.1 seconds back. With a furious rush in the last loop, late starter clean-shooting Olena Pidhrushna of Ukraine claimed third, 37.8 seconds back.
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02.12.2015
Ole Einar Björndalen, King of the 20K
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The "King of Biathlon" Ole Einar Björndalen of Norway proved more than worthy of his title once again claiming victory in the 20K individual this evening in 50:14.5. Björndalen, who turns 42 in January, shot clean, leaving Germany's Simon Schempp, with one penalty in second, 27.1 seconds back. Russia's clean-shooting Alexey Volkov finished third, 38.2 seconds back.
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02.12.2015
Women’s 15K: Your Best Training Day this Summer?
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The men's 20K individual today and the women's 15K individual tomorrow are the real first look at how the top athletes will perform outside of the team environment.
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01.12.2015
Men’s 20K; My Best Training Day This Summer
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
Sunday's mixed relays were the appetizer, just enough competition and excitement to prepare for the individual competitions that start on Wednesday evening here in Östersund.
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30.11.2015
Magdalena Neuner: Back in Östersund Video
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The last time that Magdalena Neuner was in Östersund was in December 2011; she was on the podium three times and had a baby moose named after her. On Sunday, she returned not as an athlete but as an expert commentator for Germany's ARD television. In the years since, Germany's "Golden Girl" has retired from the sport, married and become a mother, leading what she calls "a normal life."
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