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05.12.2012
Relocation of IBU Cup 3 to Ridnaun, Italy
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The Italian Ski Federation (FISI) informed the IBU today regarding the relocation of the IBU Cup 3, scheduled in Forni Avoltri on December 12-16, 2012, to Ridnaun-Ridanna.
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01.12.2012
Third Sprint, Third Victory for Eberhard
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For the third time in the third sprint of the IBU Cup season, nobody was able to beat Julian Eberhard of Austria. He won the men’s 10k sprint, with one penalty at IBU Cup 2 today in 26:06.3. Second place went to the surprisingly strong Russian Alexey Slepov with also one penalty, 13.6 seconds back. Third place went to Norway’s Alexander Os who matched the others at the shooting range but was 23.7 seconds slower.
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01.12.2012
Flatland Doubles Up with Sprint Victory
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Ann Kristin Aafedt Flatland made it two-for-two by taking the women’s 7.5K sprint this morning at the IBU Cup in Beitostolen. Just as in yesterday’s 15K individual victory, Flatland shot clean, while covering the tracks in 22:04. Russia’s Larisa Kuznetsova, matched Flatland at the shooting range but finished 14.5 seconds behind the Norwegian. Third place went to Kuznetsova’s teammate Anastasia Zagoruiko with one penalty, 29.7 seconds back.
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30.11.2012
Tcherezov Takes 20K
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Ivan Tcherezov of Russia won the men’s 20K individual at IBU Cup 2 in Beitostolen. His victory was the highlight of a successful day for the Russian biathlon team. They again had two athletes on the podium alongside a Norwegian, just as in the women’s 15K earlier in the day. While Ann Kristin Aafedt Flatland won in the morning, Alexander Os finished in second place, ahead of Timofey Lapshin.
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30.11.2012
Flatland Wins 15K after Baby Break
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Just in time for the first competition of IBU Cup 2 in Beitostolen, Norway, light flurries stopped and the sun broke through the clouds. With that came a drop in temperatures, handled best by Norway’s Ann Kristin Aafedt Flatland who shot clean and won the women’s 15K individual in 49:50
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29.11.2012
Individual and Sprints in Beitostoelen
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IBU Cup 2 in Beitostoelen in Norway has individual competitions scheduled for Friday and another set of sprints on Saturday. While the 15K and 20K require endurance, good management of strength and shooting prowess, the sprint is all about blazing speed. With excellent snow conditions and dropping temperatures forecast for the next days, it should be couple of exciting days.
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25.11.2012
Landheim Tops Tofalvi and Brun-Lie
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Bente Landheim of Norway won the second women’s 7.5K sprint at the IBU Cup at Idre in 22:23.0. Romanian veteran Eva Tofalvi finished 20.4 seconds back in second place, ahead of Landheim’s teammate Thekla Brun-Lie, who was 31.5 seconds back. All three women shot clean today.
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25.11.2012
Julian Eberhard: Two-for-Two
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Three penalty loops did not stop Austria’s Julian Eberhard from winning his second 10K sprint in as many days at the IBU Cup in Idre. His 23:24.8 winning time put him 14.2 seconds ahead of Russia’s Timofey Lapshin Third place went to Claudio Böckli of Switzerland who matched Lapshin with a single penalty, but was 19.2 seconds back.
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24.11.2012
Hilde Fenne Outshines the Stars
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The first women’s 7.5K sprint competition of the new season was extremely successful for Norway. Four of their athletes made it into the top six with the youngest one topping the podium. 19-year-old Hilde Fenne, with one penalty, won in 22:36.1, ahead of experienced athletes like Valj Semerenko and Ekaterina Yurlova. Only 2.1 seconds slower was Poland’s Weronika Nowakowska-Ziemniak with two penalties. Third place also went to Norway with clean-shooting Thekla Brun-Lie finishing 10.1 seconds back.
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24.11.2012
Eberhard Brothers One-Two in Idre Sprint
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Austrians Julian and Tobias Eberhard went one-two at the first men’s 10K sprint at the IBU Cup in Idre. While Julian started as third, Tobias went into the competition with bib nr 130. They both had single penalties, but secured their podium spots with a fast final lap. Clean-shooting Russian Victor Vasilyev finished third.
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