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Biathlon – World Cup 2 Hochfilzen, Austria: Men Sprint Summary Results

The second round of the men’s World Cup Sprint just finished a few moments ago in Hochfilzen, Austria.

But before the results, very recent and relevant news: German Michael Greis just announced he will put an immediate stop to his career. He took part of round 1, finishing the sprint in 6th and realized, as he said “he was no longer able to compete at the highest level…and I realised it was going to be my last race”.

Greis won three gold medals in the 20km individual, 15km mass start and 4×7.5km relay at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. He also has 3 World Championship titles and won the 2006/07 overall World Cup title.

German Andreas Birnbacher took the win in Hochfilzen with a time of 25:31:1 minutes of and no shots missed.

Second place went World Cup holder Martin Fourcade just 4 tenths of a second behind Birnbacher, and third to Slovenian Jakov Fak timing 25:44:8. With these results Fourcade kept the yellow bib of World Cup leader and even extended his lead.

The pursuit race will be held tomorrow at 12:45 CET.

Remember that the starting order of this event follows the sprint times.

You may want to remember our post on that:

Biathlon’s Pursuit Event – What is it and what matters most?

The women sprint will start in about 2 hours (13:30 CET). If you want you may follow it live on Eurosport International or either in the IBU live feed:

The women pursuit will be held also tomorrow (15:00 CET).

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