Biathlon World Cup 3 Pokljuka – Men’s Mass Start: Andreas Birnbacher Rules! Fak Well Done Again!

Men’s Mass Start just finished a few minutes ago in Pokljuka, Slovenia.

German Andreas Birnbacher came back to his top form and won the mass start with a perfect 20/20 shots. And he his also a fast skier. See how he beat Martin Fourcade in last week’s sprint event just by 4 tenths of a second!

After his disappointing performance in yesterday’s pursuit, local Biathlete Jakov Fak made another great race taking 2nd place.

USA’s consistent biathlete Tim Burke took the last podium spot. Both Fak and Burke registered 90% shooting accuracy (18 out of 20 shots)

Word Cup overall leader Martin Fourcade was 4th and Svendsen 6th and Ustyugov 7th.

After 3 World Cup rounds completed, Martin Fourcade still leads the World Cup overall standings, with 85 points over Svendsen. Birnbacher regained his 3rd. place in the overall

Biathlon will now break for season holidays and will come back in 2013 with a double round in German soil.

The schedules are the following (you can check entry lists and results in the last column links):

E.ON IBU World Cup 4 Biathlon

01.01 – 06.01.2013 / Oberhof

Preliminary start times / All start times CET
Date Start time Distance Discipline Kategorie  
03.01. 17:30 4×6 km Relay Women Start List / Results
04.01. 17:30 4×7.5 km Relay Men Start List / Results
05.01. 14:30 7.5 km Sprint Women Start List / Results
05.01. 17:45 10 km Sprint Men Start List / Results
06.01. 13:10 10 km Pursuit Women Start List / Results
06.01. 15:35 12.5 km Pursuit Men Start List / Results

E.ON IBU World Cup 5 Biathlon

08.01 – 13.01.2013 / Ruhpolding

Preliminary start times / All start times CET
Date Start time Distance Discipline Kategorie  
09.01. 18:15 4×6 km Relay Women Start List / Results
10.01. 18:15 4×7.5 km Relay Men Start List / Results
11.01. 18:15 7.5 km Sprint Women Start List / Results
12.01. 18:15 10 km Sprint Men Start List / Results
13.01. 13:00 12.5 km Mass Start Women Start List / Results
13.01. 15:30 15 km Mass Start Men Start List / Results

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