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14.02.2013
Gold for Martin Fourcade…Finally!
Copyright IBU/Rene Miko
France’s Martin Fourcade won his first Gold medal of these 2013 IBU World Championships, by taking the men’s 20K individual, with one penalty, in 49:43. Fourcade now has three Silver medals and one Gold medal. Second went to the surprising Tim Burke of the USA, also with one penalty, 23.5 seconds back.Third went to Fredrik Lindstrom of Sweden, with one penalty, 33.7 seconds back.
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14.02.2013
Valentine’s Day Greetings Video
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February 14th, Valentine’s Day is a competition day here at the IBU World Championships. In a break between training sessions, some of the athletes recorded Valentine’s Greeting and a few answered the question, “What is Love?”
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13.02.2013
Tora Defends in 15K Individual
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Tora Berger became the first individual who won a World Championship last year to defend that title by taking the women’s 15K individual this evening. Berger shot clean while covering the tough 15K course in 44:52.5. Second went to Germany’s Andrea Henkel who also shot clean, but finished 52.7 seconds back. Her Silver medal was the first of these 2013 IBU World Championships for Germany. Third went to Valj Semerenko of Ukraine with one penalty, 1:42.5 back.
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13.02.2013
Spotlight on…Dmitry Malyshko Video
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Russia’s Dmitry Malyshko crossed the finish line in first place three times in Oberhof; making him the latest star on the Russian team. That relay, sprint, pursuit triple helped make him one of the favorites for a medal during these IBU World Championships.
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12.02.2013
A Day with the Race Director World Cup Video
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The title, Race Director World Cup might sound exciting and a bit glamorous to an outsider; spending all winter at exciting biathlon competitions in spectacular northern locations around the world. However, in actuality, it is a time-consuming, detail oriented job that allows little time to enjoy the competitions.
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11.02.2013
IBU World Championships Inside Track Insight Video
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After five competitions at the 2013 IBU World Championships, Norway is at the top of the medals table with five medals, four Gold and one Silver. Ukraine follows with Gold and two Bronze, just ahead of France with three Silver.
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11.02.2013
IBU Award Night
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After three days of exciting outdoor competitions, it was time on Sunday evening for a bit of indoor fun; the annual IBU Awards Night. Attendees were treated to a red carpet entrance as they entered the Culture House in Nove Mesto na Morave.
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11.02.2013
Krystyna Palka…Academics and Big Goals Video
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On Sunday, 29-year old Krystyna Palka of Poland checked two of her goals off her list. She picked up that elusive first podium result of her career while winning a World Championships Silver medal in the women’s pursuit.
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10.02.2013
Gold for Tora in Pursuit
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Norway’s Tora Berger shot clean in the final standing stage to win World Championship pursuit today in 28:48.4, with three penalties. Poland’s Krystyna Palka won the Silver medal, with two penalties, 18.5 seconds back; the first World Championships medal and first podium of her career. Olena Pidhrushna finished third, with two penalties, 21.5 seconds back.
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10.02.2013
Photo Finish Victory for Svendsen in Pursuit
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Norway’s Emil Hegle Svendsen claimed his second individual Gold medal in the men’s 12.5K pursuit today with a furious sprint in the final 100 meters to edge France’s Martin Fourcade by one-tenth-of-a-second. Svendsen had one penalty in his 32:55.1 victory. Russia’s Anton Shipulin finished third, with one penalty, 3.6 seconds back.
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