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10.02.2013
Norway Tops Germany and Russia
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The IBU Cup season ended with the women’s 4x6K relay today in Osrblie. There, Norway finished ahead of Germany and Russia. Like the Germans, the Norwegians needed 5 spare rounds and had no penalties. The decision about the victory only came at the last shooting and Germany in the end trailed by 49.2 seconds. Russia in third place had 14 spare rounds without penalty and was 1:47.0 back.
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10.02.2013
German Payback for Ostrov
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The tip of Christoph Stephan’s foot was slightly ahead of that of Martin Eng from Norway and thus the German team won the men’s 4x7.5K relay at IBU Cup 7. This was payback for the lost sprint finish in the Mixed Relay at the IBU Cup in Ostrov, Russia in January. Russia won another sprint finish against Sweden and secured third place.
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09.02.2013
Second Victory and IBU Cup Total Score for Zagoruiko
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Russia’s Anastasia Zagoruiko won the women’s 7.5K sprint after her victory in the 15K individual yesterday at the IBU Cup 7 in Osrblie. With clean shooting she needed just 21:26.4 to cover the course, putting her just 1.6 seconds faster than her teammate Ekaterina Iourieva who also cleaned. Only one-tenth-of-a second slower was Germany’s Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle with one penalty.
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09.02.2013
Armgren Wins Sprint by a Heartbeat
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Sweden’s Ted Armgren celebrated his second victory at IBU Cup 7 in Osrblie today when he won the men’s 10k sprint by less than a second. He shot clean and after touring the course in 24:57.2, he was only four tenths-of-a-second faster than Russia’s Alexey Slepov. The Russian had one penalty and went out on for his final lap still 16 seconds behind the winner. Third place went to Germany’s Daniel Böhm with clean shooting, 6.4 seconds back, who secured the Sprint Total Score in the IBU Cup.
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08.02.2013
Victory and Individual Score to Zagoruiko
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Flawless shooting brought victory in the women’s 15K individual to Anastasia Zagoruiko today. The Russian needed just 44:04 Minute to secure the victory in the IBU Cup Individual Score. Second went to Germany’s Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle with two penalties, 1:18.0 back. Her teammate Maren Hammerschmidt was third, with flawless shooting, 1:35.0 back.
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07.02.2013
Target Roof Collapses In Osrblie; Competition Postponed
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The roof over the targets collapsed under masses of wet, fresh snow at Osrblie this afternoon, postponing the women's 15K individual until Friday at 12:30. Start lists will remain the same. Although the roof collapsed during the zeroing, no one was hurt. The OC and its volunteers are now working on repairing the damage.
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03.02.2013
Erlend Bjoentegaard Doubles Up
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An attack that could not be countered secured the victory for Norway’s Erlend Bjoentegaard in the men’s 12.5K pursuit at the IBU Cup 6 in Martell. He put 3.8 seconds between himself and Alexey Volkov of Russia on the last uphill after the two had been together the entire competition, both picking up two penalties. Christoph Stephan of Germany finished third, with four penalties, 1:00.5 back. This is his first podium in more than 2 years.
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03.02.2013
Second Victory for Karolin Horchler
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Karolin Horchler of Germany won the pursuit today at IBU Cup 6 in Martell after her sprint victory yesterday. She needed 35.16.6 to cover the 10K course with two penalties. Second was Russia’s Anastasia Zagoruiko with four penalties, 10.6 back. Third went to Russia’s Svetlana Sleptsova with four penalties, 25.3 seconds back.
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02.02.2013
First IBU Cup Victory for Germany This Season
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Germany’s Karolin Horchler claimed the first IBU Cup victory of the season today in Martell, Italy. Strong wind and snow left her unfazed; she shot clean and took the lead after the standing. After a total of 26:07.7 she was 1.5 seconds ahead of Russia’s Anastasia Zagoruiko who had one penalty. Third went to Ukrainian Iana Bondar with two penalties, 17.9 back.
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12.01.2013
Iourieva Dominates In Ostrov Pursuit
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Russia’s Ekaterina Iourieva started first in today’s IBU Cup pursuit in Ostrov and was unchallenged in winning in 33:28.6, with a single penalty in the final standing stage. Germany’s Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle claimed second after a battle with Russia’s Valentina Nazarova in the final standing stage and the final 2K loop. Sachenbacher-Stehle prevailed for second with her superior speed on the tracks, finishing 40.6 seconds back. Nazarova was 55.3 seconds back with the same shooting results.
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