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18.01.2014
Win Number Two for Simon Schempp
Copyright IBU/Christian Manzoni
Simon Schempp claimed the second win of his career today despite two penalties in the men's 12.5K pursuit. He finished in 31:20.6, 1.5 seconds ahead of France's Jean Guillaume Beatrix, with one penalty. Third went to Norway's Henrik L'Abee Lund.
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18.01.2014
Lang Wins Ruhpolding Women’s Sprint
Copyright IBU/ Ernst Wukits
Germany's Kathrin Lang won the sprint competition in Ruhpolding, with clean shooting, in 21:27.9. Second went to Norway's Bente Landheim, who also shot clean, 13.9 seconds behind Lang. Russia's Ekaterina Iourieva was third, with one penalty, 24.5 seconds back.
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17.01.2014
Germany Wins IBU Cup Mixed Relay
Copyright IBU/ Ernst Wukits
The German mixed relay team of Kathrin Lang, Nadine Horchler, Benedikt Doll and Florian Graf won the competition in 1.20:05.6. with one penalty. Germany left the second placed Russia 1:13.6 behind. The Russian team of Ekaterina Iourieva, Valentina Nazarova, Alexander Chernyshov and Sergey Korastylev stayed penalty-free. Third went to France with Jacquemine Baud, Enora Latuilliere, Remi Borgeot and Antonin Guigonnat, also penalty-free, 1:59.2 back. Austria is penalty-free in fourth palce; and Switzerland with two penalties in fifth places, respectively. Sixth went Sweden, Penalty-free, 2:21.6 back.
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12.01.2014
Slepov Wins Men’s Sprint
Copyright IBU/ Giulio Trivani
Russia's Alexey Slepov won the men's 10K sprint today in Ridnaun, in 25:07.9, with clean shooting. Yesterday's winner Lars Helge Birkeland finished second today, also shooting clean, 27 seconds back. Germany's Benedikt Doll was with two penalties was third, 44.7 seconds back. Slepov's teammate Timofey Lapshin had two penalties to finish fourth, 54.3 seconds back. Norway's Alexander Os was fifth, with one penalty, 59.9 seconds back. France's Antonin Guigonnat shot clean, but was still 1:01.6 minutes back, in sixth.
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11.01.2014
Birkeland Wins Ridnaun 20K Individual
Copyright IBU/ Giulio Trivani
Lars Helge Birkeland of Norway won the men's 20K Individual at IBU Cup 5 with only one penalty on the last shooting stage, in 54:25.3. Russia's Sergey Korastylev, despite clean shooting, finished 15 seconds behind the winner. Norway's Alexander Os, with two penalties finished third, with 22.9 seconds back.
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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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