The men’s sprint at Antholz-Anterselva’, Italy finished a few moments ago. Two of our predicted top performers got podium places although the race was won by Russian Anton Shipulin (clean shooting). His sister Anastasia Kuzmina won the Women’s sprint yesterday. Amazing brothers!!!
Second place went to Norwegian Emil Hegle Svendsen (1 shot missed in the prone position) and 3rd place was taken by Jakov Fak (Slovenia). Fak is making his best World Cup ever (he recorded his two first career victories) and is now 6th overall.
World Cup Leader Martin Fourcade missed 1 shot as well (in the standing position) and finished just 6th. He still leads the World Cup but his skiing and shooting abilities are now not so sharp as they were in the season’s beginning. He has now Emil Hegle Svendsen right on ‘his tail’ only 59 points behind.
Fourcade will have a lot of time to pull back on tomorrow’s pursuit (38:0 seconds) but in the end he believe will be at least inside Top 3. Our major favourites for the pursuit race are Svendsen and Andreas Birnbacher (4th today, 21:1 seconds behind).
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