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г. First medal podium of the season. According to the results of today’s Pursuit Ivan Tcherezov ranked third in the end. His start position was 10th place with a gap of 46,2 seconds from the leader. On the fist lap already Ivan ranked 8th and shortened the gap by 42,5. After first shooting Ivan continued the race with 4th result and with a gap of 33.3 seconds. When he approached the shooting range for the second time he was already the third. He hit all of his targets and took the lead, being 8,1 seconds ahead of his followers. After leading until third shooting, Ivan had one error and because of the penalty continued the race with 5th place and a gap of 25,5 seconds. At the 8,9 km intermediate Ivan ranked 6th but his gap from the leader shortened by 22,2 seconds. Shooting clear in his last standing stance, Ivan provided himself with the third place, being 12,3 seconds quicker than his closest pursuer. On his final lap Ivan had even increased his advantage over the followers. As the result Ivan Tcherezov received bronze. Gold medal went to Ole Einar Bjoerndalen (Norway), silver to Vincent Defrasne (France). All results of Russian biathletes: Nikolay Kruglov 4 (0 0 0 2), Sergei Rozhkov 6 (0 1 0 0), Sergei Bachkirov 11 (1 0 0 0), Sergei Tchepikov 23 (1 1 0 1), Maxim Tchudov 35 (3 2 1 0), Pavel Rostovtsev 46 (2 4 1 0). Among women first place went to Olga Zaitseva (Russia), second to Kati Wilhelm (Germany), third to Andrea Henkel (Germany). Russian biathletes finished with following results: Svetlana Ishmouratova 6 (1 0 1 0), Anna Bogaliy-Titovets 11(1 1 0 1), Irina Malgina 23 (0 1 1 2), Natalia Guseva 28 (0 3 1 2), Uliana Denisova 43 (0 1 3 2) For more detailed information and complete result list go to www.rbu-biathlon.
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