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08.03.2015
France Battles, Wins IBU Cup Mixed Relay
Copyright IBU/Mariya Osolodkina
An exciting mixed relay, the last competition of the2014-15 IBU Cup biathlon season, was held on Saturday in Canmore. Eleven teams battled for the final podium spots with the temperature around 4C, some sun, and clouds. Team France with Anais Chevalier, Marine Bolliet, Baptiste Jouty and Antonin Guigonnat, used just 6 spares, less than any other squad, to finish on the first in 1:07:05.5. Austria with 9 spare rounds became second, snatching second place from the Italian team on the last loop, 11.3 seconds back. The Italians were in the lead until the last shooting stage, but lost not only first, but even second place; with 7 spares they finished third, 25.0 seconds behind. Fourth place went to Germany, Norway fifth, and Russia finished sixth.
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07.03.2015
Nikulina and Stephan Take Final IBU Cup Sprints
Copyright IBU/Mariya Osolodkina
Anna Nikulina of Russia and Christoph Stephan of Germany won the final sprints of the IBU Cup season on Friday in Canmore. Nikulina had a single penalty on the way to her 20:09.8 win while Stephan shot clean, winning in 25:52.1.
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05.03.2015
Horchler’s Hat Trick; Eliseev Takes 20K
Copyright IBU/Mariya Osolodkina
Karolin Horchler of Germany completed her hat trick of three consecutive wins by winning the women's 15K in Canmore with one penalty in 44:34.4. In the afternoon men's 20K, Matvey Eliseev had two penalties but prevailed in 50:25.1.
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01.03.2015
Third Win for Florian Graf; Number Two for Horchler
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Florian Graf of Germany won the second men's sprint in Canmore while scoring his third sprint victory this season in 24:36.1. In the afternoon, Karolin Horchler of Germany shot clean and won her second women's sprint in a row in 19:58.7.
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28.02.2015
Horchler and Kornev Win First Sprints in Canmore
Copyright IBU/Mariya Osolodkina
Alexei Kornev of Russia won the first men's sprint at the Canmore Nordic Center with perfect shooting in 24:41.5, claiming his first career win. In the afternoon's women's sprint, Karolin Horchler of Germany shot clean and scored her second individual win as well as her fourth podium with her 19:46.4 win.
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27.02.2015
This Season’s Final IBU Cups in Canmore, Canada
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The last IBU Cups 7 and 8 in this season will take place in Canmore, Canada and will kick off tomorrow with sprints.
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08.02.2015
Birkeland and Horchler Win IBU Cup Pursuits
Copyright IBU/Mariya Osolodkina
Lars Helge Birkeland of Norway scored his second victory in a row, winning the men's pursuit in 39:09.5. In the earlier competition, Karolin Horchler of Germany scored her first individual career victory and her first podium of the season in 33:01.3. She started the competition with bib number 9 and was the only athlete who shot clean, allowing her to move higher and higher after the each shooting stage and to finish first in the end.
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07.02.2015
Birkeland and Nechkasova Win Sprints
Copyright IBU/Mariya Osolodkina
Lars Helge Birkeland of Norway took revenge for the lost medal in the pursuit at the OECH in Otepää and won the men's sprint in 24:01.2. Earlier in the day, Galina Nechkasova of Russia won the women sprint 7.5K in Osrblie with one penalty and scored her first podium in season in 21:04.7. After the second shooting she was fourth with 7.9 seconds from the leader, but with a strong last loop she made it to the first at finish. Despite on the same good conditions as in the morning for the 88 men, who started the competition, the shooting was not as good as the women.
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06.02.2015
IBU Cup 6 in Osrblie
Copyright IBU/Mariya Osolodkina
After the hard week at the IBU OECH in Otepää many athletes made a long trip to Osrblie, Slovakia for IBU Cup 6. Those competitions will be the last in the season for some athletes as a few teams are not going to Canmore, Canada.
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18.01.2015
Germany Wins Mixed Relay in Ridnaun
Copyright IBU/Harald Deubert
The German team of Annika Knoll, Karolin Horchler, Johannes Kuehn and Christoph Stephan won the last competition at IBU Cup 5 in Ridnaun in 1:26:39.0. The battle for the first place continued until the finish line between German and French athletes, but Christoph Stephan showed pretty good speed on the last loop and overtook Antonin Guigonnat on the finish line, winning just by .4 seconds. Both Germany and France used 9 spares. Russia finished third, using 11 spare rounds plus 2 penalty loops, 1:12.2 minutes behind. Norway was fourth, Ukraine finished fifth and sixth place went to Czech Republic.
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