Russian biathlete Anton SHIPULIN won the gold medal in the pursuit at the IBU World Cup Biathlon in Nove Mesto Czech.
Already after the first shooting SHIPULIN Anton pulls ahead. Unlike Emil Svendsen and Fourcade brothers Russian was accurate. French and Norwegian second milestone Shipulina almost caught up, but the accuracy of the ward Andrew Gerbulova was not affected. On the third lap he again went leader. The top ten were, Dmitry Malishko with Eugene Garanichevym.
Still no misses SHIPULIN not done. On the first "stand", he made a mistake once and fell back to third place, and led the race Simon Fourcade. Garanichev, even one mistake, continued to gradually move higher and have moved to the fifth position.
By the turn of the last SHIPULIN caught Fourcade and, in contrast to French and other rivals, coped with the nerves and ran to the first victory of the season. Fourcade, Jr., try as he might, with the Russian citizen can not keep up. Note that the best result in his career has made Dmitriy Malishko, who finished fifth.
Martin Fourcade eventually lost and silver. The second place was moved Arnd Peiffer, who once ran a penalty lap. In connection with this result, the Germans had improved by 21 seconds.
1. SHIPULIN Anton (Russia) — 34.50,8 (1 miss)
2. Arnd Peiffer (Germany) — 11.1 (3)
3. Martin Fourcade — 13.5 (3)