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29.08.2016
Sun and Smiles in Otepää: 2016 IBU SBWCH Highlights
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
The three competition days at the 2016 IBU Summer Biathlon World Championships came and went in a flash. Yet the time between the Opening Ceremonies and the final pursuit competition on Sunday was filled with sunshine, wind on the shooting range and smiles from big stars as well as some stars of the future.
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28.08.2016
Rollerskis for Summer Biathlon
Copyright IBUEvgeny Tumashov
Rollerskis are the heart of every summer biathlon competition. The rollerskis used in every competition at the IBU Summer Biathlon World Championships are matched, tested and distributed randomly, with no one using the same pair twice. This control of rollerskis is an important part of having a fair and equal competition. Our video “Rollerskis for Summer Biathlon” offers a quick overview of this process.
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28.08.2016
Double Gold for Pursuit Titlists Otcenas and Myhda
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
Martin Otcenas of Slovakia successfully defended his 2015 SBWCH pursuit, while claiming his second Gold medal of the 2016 Championships; the Slovak, with three penalties on the day crossed the finish 34:26.2. In the final competition of these Championships, Anton Myhda of Ukraine matched the senior winner by adding the pursuit Gold medal to his sprint Gold from yesterday. The young Ukrainian had a single penalty in his 35:06.6 win.
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28.08.2016
Gold for Mäkäräinen and Gerbulova in Women’s Pursuits
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
Kaisa Mäkäräinen of Finland confidently won the women's pursuit with only one penalty in 30:40.3, while Natalia Gerbulova of Russia the junior women's pursuit with three penalties in 27:49.2.
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27.08.2016
“My Home Track” Course Tour with Grete Gaim
Copyright IBU/Jerry Kokesh
Lush green grass and forest dominate what Estonia’s Grete Gaim calls “my home track, which is the best in the whole world,” the rollerski loop at Otepää’s Tehvandi Stadium. The 23-year old Estonian toured and talked her way around the track yesterday for a preview of what the athletes see during the IBU Summer Biathlon. Get a good look at this scenic course in our “My Home Track” Course Tour with Grete Gaim.
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27.08.2016
Sprint Gold to Otcenas; Junior Title to Myhda
Copyright IBU/EvgenyTumashov
Martin Otcenas of Slovakia won the men’s sprint today at the IBU Summer Biathlon World Championships with a single penalty in 26:14.9. The junior title went to Ukraine’s Anton Myhda, with one penalty in 27:11.9
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27.08.2016
Merkushyna and Pidhrushna Win Sprint Gold
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
Ukrainians Olena Pidhrushna and Anastasiya Merkushyna swept the women's senior and junior sprints today. Pidhrushna had a single penalty on the way to a 22:18.5 victory, while Merkushyna defended her 2015 title, shooting clean in 22:59.1.
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26.08.2016
Otepää Welcomes the IBU Summer Biathlon WCH
Copyright IBU/Biathlonworld TV
Otepää, Estonia, a well-known recreation hub filled with lakes and forests is hosting the IBU Summer Biathlon World Championships this weekend.
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26.08.2016
Mixed Relay Gold Medals to Czech Republic and Finland
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
Czech Republic and Finland won the first Gold medals of the 2016 IBU Summer Biathlon World Championships with the Czech juniors crossing the line in 1:19:00.2 with eleven spare rounds, while Finland's senior squad won that title a few hours later in 1:15:38, also with eleven spares.
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25.08.2016
Brilliant Weather in Otepää for IBU Summer Biathlon WCH
Copyright IBU/Evgeny Tumashov
Brilliant blue skies and perfect weather was the backdrop for today's official training at the 2016 IBU Summer Biathlon World Championships in Otepää, Estonia. Twenty-one teams with 52 junior men, 46 junior women, 60 men, and 51 women are on hand for this annual rollerski, rifles and shorts extravaganza. Medals are at stake in the mixed relay, sprint and pursuit in the junior and senior categories, with the mixed relays on tap for Friday.
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