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06.01.2013
Iourieva Celebrates Second Win
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Russia’s Ekaterina Iourieva celebrated her second victory at IBU Cup 4 today. Her clean shooting kept her only 3.6 seconds ahead of Germany’s Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle, who is better known in Otepää, Estonia, from her starts at cross-country world cups there. Despite two penalties, she celebrated her first international podium in her new sport. Third place went to Anastasia Zagoruiko of Russia with one penalty.
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05.01.2013
Iourieva Wins Otepää 15K
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Despite two penalties, Ekaterina Iourieva of Russia won the women’s 15K individual at IBU Cup 4 in Otepää, Estonia. In a windy competition she stayed 8 seconds ahead of her teammate Anastasia Zagoruiko who also had two penalties. Third place went to Ane Skrove Nossum of Norway with four penalties, 1:18.6 back.
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04.01.2013
Warm Welcome in Otepää
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The IBU Cup athletes are starting the 2013 competitions after their Christmas break as the teams and officials arrived in Otepää, Estonia. For training, a warm welcome awaited them, not only from the friendly OC working hard to prepare the best possible conditions but also by the weather. About one week before the first competitions, the warm temperatures that have heated up Central Europe arrived in Estonia.
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16.12.2012
Olsbu Wins for Second Time
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Marte Olsbu of Norway won the women’s 10K pursuit after her victory in the sprint yesterday at the IBU Cup 3 in Ridnaun. She needed a total of 35:29.4 and made a total of five penalties. Second place went to her teammate Ane Skrove Nossum who had also been second in the sprint. She was 9.8 seconds behind with four penalties. Third place went to Russia’s Anastasia Zagoruiko who matched Nossum at the shooting range but had started from 10th place. She was 23.6 seconds back at the finish.
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16.12.2012
Risk Pays Off for Tobias Eberhard
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Austria’s Tobias Eberhard won the men’s 12.5K pursuit competition at IBU Cup 3 in Ridnaun today after his second place in the sprint. Alexey Volkov, winner of the sprint, finished in second place. Third place went to Volkov’s Russian teammate Timofey Lapshin, who jumped from 11th place onto the podium with clean shooting.
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15.12.2012
Olsbu Wins Women’s Sprint in Ridnaun
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Marte Olsbu won the women’s 7.5K sprint at IBU Cup 3 in Ridnaun, Italy. The Norwegian needed 24:09.9 after shooting clean. She continues a trend this season because so far, the Norwegian women won all individual competitions at IBU Cups this season. Her teammate Ane Skrove Nossum, finished 30.8 seconds back, with clean shooting. Third went to Poland’s Paulina Bobak with one penalty, 1:09.7 back.
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15.12.2012
Alexey Volkov Wins Ridnaun Sprint
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Alexey Volkov of Russia won the men’s 10K sprint at IBU Cup 3 in Ridnaun, Italy. He shot clean to finish 3.7 seconds ahead of Tobias Eberhard of Austria, who also shot clean. Austria also claimed the third podium spot as Daniel Mesotitsch finished 38.9 seconds back with one penalty.
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13.12.2012
Russia Wins Mixed Relay, Topping Ukraine and France
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The Russian mixed relay team with Anastasia Zagoruiko, Marina Korovina, Alexander Pechenkin and Timofey Lapshin won the first competition at the IBU Cup 3 in Ridnaun, Italy in a dominating fashion. Behind them, Ukraine and France finished second and third.
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12.12.2012
Mixed Relay Opens IBU Cup 3
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It's been only one week that the IBU Cup 3 was relocated from Forni Avoltri to Ridnaun in Italy after the Italian Ski Federation announced that Forni Avoltri was not able to conduct the event. Still, it is hardly noticeable in the small South Tyrolean Biathlon village that this IBU Cup has not been planned for months.
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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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