France, with Anais Bescond, Justine Braisaz, Martin Fourcade and Simon Desthieux won the first mixed relay of the season in 1:10:02.8 using five spare rounds. The Swiss team surprised with a second place finish, using nine spares, 38.7 seconds back, while Italy finished third, with one penalty and e...
Philipp Nawrath of Germany won the men’s pursuit at IBU Cup 1 in Idre with a single penalty, finishing in 35:43.9. In the afternoon, Russia’s Svetlana Mironova claimed the win in the women’s pursuit with three penalties in 32:57.0.
The Norwegian duo of Thekla Brun-Lie and Lars Helge Birkeland won the season-opening single mixed relay this afternoon at Pokljuka, using just four spare rounds in their 38:26.7 win. Second place went to Austria, with five spares, 8.5 seconds back, while Ukraine finished third, with the best shootin...
Clean-shooting Aristide Begue of France won the second men’s sprint in 25:39.0, taking his second medal at IBU Cup 1 in Idre. In the afternoon, home favorite Elisabeth Hoegberg won in the women’s sprint with one penalty in 23:13.3, bringing the second Gold medal to Sweden.
Pokljuka Biathlon Stadium, at the end of the 20 km winding road through deep forests high above the scenic shores of Lake Bled with its storybook castle, has been the scene of many memorable moments since it hosted its first-ever World Cup 26 years ago. All of the big stars
Clean-shooting Anton Babikov of Russia took the season's first sprint title at IBU Cup 1 in Idre, finishing in 26:00.1. Later in the day, with the same perfect shooting, home favorite Ingela Andersson of Sweden won women’s sprint in 23:44.0.
Hours of hard training and awaiting come to an end, as the first IBU Cup kicks off tomorrow in the small Swedish city of Idre, marking the beginning of a new 2018-19 season. The traditional Scandinavian venue greeted teams with perfect winter conditions, low temperatures and a bright sun. Some
The two ladies who personified last season, Kaisa Mäkäräinen and Anastasiya Kuzmina are the “co-leaders of the pack” to watch in the women’s competitions this coming season.
Although many of the top male biathletes are on the big teams like Germany, Norway and France, keep an eye on numerous other men that won OWG medals, made it onto the podium or are future stars.