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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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25.11.2013
Idre Competition Videos
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Both the E.ON IBU World Cup season and the IBU Cup season kicked off this past weekend.
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24.11.2013
Makoveev Claims Second Victory for Russia
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Russia’s Andrej Makoveev won the second sprint competition at the Idre IBU Cup, covering the 10K in 26:39.8 with 2 penalties. Germany’s Daniel Böhm with three penalties finished second, but was only 0.5 seconds behind Makoveev. Daniel Mesotitsch of Austria was third, also three penalties, 0.8 seconds back.
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23.11.2013
Nowakowska-Ziemniak Wins First Women’s Sprint in Idre
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Clean-shooting Weronika Nowakowska-Ziemniak of Poland claimed the first women’s 7.5K sprint of the new IBU Cup season today in Idre in 21:05. Norway’s Fanny Welle-Strand Horn, with one penalties finished second, 39.1 seconds back, while Romania’s Eva Tofalvi also shooting clean was third, but 41.3 seconds back.
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23.11.2013
Lapshin Takes Opening Sprint in Idre
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Russia’s Timofey Lapshin captured the first IBU Cup sprint of the new season, covering the 10K in 24:01.9 while shooting clean. Second went to Canada’s Nathan Smith, also shooting clean, 3.9 seconds back. Erlend Bjoentegaard of Norway, with one penalty was third, 14.3 seconds back.
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