Biathlon’s World Cup 4 finished last weekend in Oberhof and Russia ruled taking 4 out of 6 possible wins.
Dimitry Malyshko won both the men’s sprint and pursuit with an amazing performance of 29 shots right in the bull’s-eye out of 30 possible (in the pursuit he recorded 20 out of 20). The only other Biathlete to do such was Ondrej Moravec (Czech Republic) that finished the pursuit in 3rd after starting only 11th. With this 2 wins Malyshko climbed from 10th to 4th in the overall World Cup standings.
World Cup leader Martin Fourcade had very discreet races finishing the sprint in 16th and the pursuit in 14th. Since Emil Hegle Svendsen did better, respectively 3rd and 4th, he is now much closer to Fourcade (46 points instead of the previous 85).
Olga Zaitseva won the women’s pursuit after Miriam Gossner (Germany) taking the sprint a day before. Gossner had a terrible shooting record in the pursuit, missing 10 of the 20 shots. Her impressive skiing skills made it yet possible to finish inside top 10 (precisely 10th) and ascend to 2nd place in the overall World Cup that is still led by Norwegian Tora Berger (now with 108 points when she came out of Pokljuka with 83 only).
The first two events in Oberhof were the women’s and men’s relay: Ukraine and Russia won it, respectively.
This week the usual double German round carries on in Ruhpolding starting again with relays on Wednesday (women) and Thursday (men).
Individual events will be held during the weekend.
The Schedule of World Cup 5 is the following (all times CET):
|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|
You can follow all the races live in Eurosport International or through the IBU’s live feed on: