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08.12.2013
Perfect Tactics Give Fourcade Pursuit Victory
Copyright IBU/Ernst Wukits
Martin Fourcade of France followed sprint winner Lars Berger for three loops and the two prone stages. In the first standing stage, Fourcade had a penalty but took the lead for good claiming World Cup win number 27 in 32:43.3, with one penalty. Norway's Emil Hegle Svendsen finished second with one penalty, 7.7 seconds back while his teammate Tarjei Boe finished third, with two penalties, 17.6 seconds back.
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08.12.2013
Synnøve Solemdal Wins Hochfilzen Pursuit
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Norway's Synnøve Solemdal won for the second time in Hochfilzen and the second time in her career today by taking the women's 10K pursuit in 30:16.2, with one penalty. Juliya Dzhyma of Ukraine placed second, with clean shooting, 11.5 seconds back moving from fifth at the start. Krystyna Palka of Poland had the second podium of her career in third place, also with clean shooting, 15.1 seconds back.
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07.12.2013
Norway Cruises to Victory in Relay
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The Norwegian men, well ahead of the field for all of the final leg, won the 4 X 7.5K relay today in 1:19:50.3, using ten spare rounds. Surprising Sweden was second, with five spare rounds, 19.3 seconds back, followed by Russia in third, with ten spares, 21.1 seconds back.
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07.12.2013
Emil Hegle Svendsen on the New Season
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Emil Hegle Svendsen has been amazingly consistent throughout his career, never finishing lower than 5th in the World Cup Total Score every year since the 2007-08 season. Those years include finishing 2nd once and 1st in 2009-10.
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06.12.2013
Lars Berger Tops Fourcade in Hochfilzen Sprint
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Norway's Lars Berger took an early lead and never relinquished it in winning the men's 10K sprint in 25:02, with two penalties. Second went to France's Martin Fourcade who shot clean but finished 13.6 seconds back. The ageless "King of Biathlon" Ole Einar Björndalen finished third with one penalty, 15.3 seconds back.
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06.12.2013
Selina Gasparin Claims Snowy Sprint
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Switzerland’s Selina Gasparin gained her the first World Cup victory of her career, winning this morning’s snowy 7.5K sprint in 23:16.9, with one penalty. Second went to Veronika Vitkova of the Czech Republic, who shot clean but finished 1.2 seconds back. Clean-shooting Irina Starykh of Russia with her first World Cup podium finished third, 2.1 seconds back.
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06.12.2013
Hochfilzen Video Course Tour with Luki Hofer
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Although it is snowing today in Hochfilzen, Luki Hofer of Italy skied around the 3.3K loop yesterday under beautiful sunny skies. He comments on the conditions and the points out his favorite parts of the tracks that will be used in the next three days.
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05.12.2013
Inside Track Preview with Martin and Gabriela Video
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Martin Fourcade of France and Gabriela Soukalova of the Czech Republic come to Hochfilzen wearing the Yellow Bibs. The experience is nothing new for Fourcade who was in yellow all last season. However, for Soukalova, Friday's sprint will only be her second time in yellow; the cancelled women's pursuit last Sunday does not count.
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04.12.2013
In the Sunshine at Hochfilzen
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
The sunshine that filled the skies above Austria's Tirol was a breath of fresh air for every coach and athlete during unofficial training today in Hochfilzen. Lowell Bailey of the US commented at Östersund airport on Monday that all he wanted to see was "just 5 minutes of bright sunshine and I will be a happy man." He got his wish today. After an extended period of almost non-existent sunlight and stormy bitter conditions in Östersund, today's brilliant sunshine, blue, cloudless skies and calm winds raised everyone's mind, body and spirit.
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01.12.2013
Östersund Inside Track Video Wrap-up
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It has been a wild week here in Östersund, Sweden with the weather battling the athletes, while the athletes battled the weather and nerves.
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