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06.01.2014
Second Victory for Hinz in Ridnaun
Copyright IBU/ Giulio Trivani
Vanessa Hinz took her second victory in the Women's sprint at IBU Cup 4 in Ridnaun today; she stayed penalty-free in 22:51.6. Second went another German Kathrin Lang who had one penalty, 14.5 seconds back. Three Russian athletes finished in places 3-5: Ekaterina Yurlova with one penalty in third, 24.9 seconds back; Evgenia Seledtsova, with also only one penalty the fourth 36.5 seconds back, and Anastasia Zagoruiko with one penalty, fifth just .3 seconds behind fourth place. Jitka Landova of the Czech Republic in sixth had two penalties, 43.9 seconds back.
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03.01.2014
IBU Cup 6 Relocated to Ruhpolding
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IBU Cup 6, scheduled for Altenberg Germany has been relocated to Ruhpolding Germany due to the lack of snow in Altenberg. The competition schedule for Ruhpolding (January 14-19) is as follows:
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15.12.2013
France Wins First IBU Cup Relay
Copyright IBU/ Michael Meyer
Twenty nations started today’s first relay competition of the IBU cup season. Because of the constantly changing leaders, the competition proved to be very spectacular.
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14.12.2013
Russia’s Timofey Lapshin Wins First IBU Cup Pursuit
Copyright IBU/ Michael Meyer
The first IBU Cup pursuit competition was very exciting; with the winner of the Thursday’s sprint Timofey Lapshin crossing the finish line with four penalties in 34:02.5. Starter number 4, Norway’s Martin Eng had one penalty, finished second, 9.8 seconds back. Germany’s Benedikt Doll who started at number 11 had two penalties, but due to his great skiing performance was just22.7 seconds back in third place.
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11.12.2013
Pre-Holiday IBU Cup in Obertilliach
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Obertilliach has a long tradition of hosting IBU biathlon events, an annual fixture since it hosted a World Cup back in 1998. Most recently, this small village of just 700 inhabitants conducted another major competition, the 2013 IBU YJCH Obertilliach has maintained a high profile for biathlon competitions because of the stable and dependable snow conditions, while at the same time; the village holds some symbolism as the home of the King of Biathlon, Ole Einar Björndalen.
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02.12.2013
Beitostolen IBU Cup Highlights Videos
Copyright IBU/Olga Pitouskaya
IBU Cup 2 in Beitostolen wrapped up on Saturday with the sprint competitions. After two weeks in Scandinavia, the IBU Cup athletes are taking this week off before the next competitions in Obertilliach starting on December 12.
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30.11.2013
Sleptsova and Doll Win Beitostølen Sprints
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IBU Cup 2 ended on Saturday with two sprint competitions in Beitostølen. German Benedikt Doll turned in another solid performance on Saturday, winning the men’s sprint with a single penalty in 26:05.0, while Russia’s Svetlana Sleptsova shot clean and won the women’s 7.5K sprint in 29:14.9.
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29.11.2013
Clean Shooting Gives Flatland Sprint Victory
Copyright IBU/Christian Manzoni
Norway’s Ann Kristin Flatland claimed the second victory of her career by shooting clean in the 7.5K sprint this evening. She covered the fast Östersund tracks in 20:41.2, putting her 15.9 seconds ahead of Russia’s Olga Zaitseva, who also shot clean. Flatland’s teammate Tora Berger, with one penalty finished third, 22 seconds back.
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29.11.2013
Benedikt Doll Wins Men’s 20K Individual in Beitostølen
Copyright IBU/ Olga Pitkouskaya
On a windless afternoon with a bit of light snowfall, 124 men started the 20K individual won by Germany's Benedikt Doll. He turned in a strong performance, finishing in 56:14.1 with a single penalty in the first prone stage. Canadian Brendan Green also missed just one shot and to finish second 1:27.7 behind Doll. Third place went to Russia's Maxim Tchoudov with two penalties, putting him another five seconds behind Green.
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29.11.2013
Podchufarova Wins Beitostølen 15K
Copyright IBU/ Olga Pitkouskaya
Russia’s Olga Podchufarova, with one penalty topped the field of 86 women in today’s 15K individual at IBU Cup 2, with a time of 51:07.7. Teammate Valentina Nazarova came in just 5.3 seconds later for second place, with two penalties. Ukrainian Olga Abramova also had two penalties in third place, 48.1 seconds back.
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