Anton Babikov, using the failed shooting of Martin Fourcade, became the winner of the pursuit in the stage of the biathlon world Cup in östersund.
Already the first shooting of the strongest biathlete of modernity came with almost a minute gap from a large group of pursuers. And then suddenly Fourcade had two penalties, and was just a few seconds ahead of the Russians Babikov.
The key could be the third shooting – He worked clean, Babikov last shot made a mistake and released the Frenchman in free swimming. Before the last shooting the leader could even afford two misses just two targets Martin and not closed. Two Russians Babikov and Flowers worked the final shooting without mistakes and jumped on the last lap ahead of Fourcade.
Babikov had a little more than ten seconds of separation from Him, the Flowers were four seconds behind his compatriot. Fourcade was not able to catch up with two sensational Russians. Babikov scored the first individual victory of his career, Flowers has repeated his personal record.
The best among Ukrainians was Dmitry Pidruchny, lost four positions relative to his result in the sprint. On the top 10 could pryma Artem, but fail at the last shooting range threw him a final 24 th place. Vitaly Kilchitsky and Sergey Semenov fell out of the points zone.
Ostersund. Men. Results pursuit:
1. Anton Babikov (Russia, 0+0+1+0) 31:22.3
2. Maxim Tsvetkov (Russia, 0+0+0+0) +10.5
3. Martin Fourcade (France, 2+0+0+2) +15.2
13. Pidruchnuy Dmytro (Ukraine, 1+1+0+1) +1:15.5
24. Pryma Artem (Ukraine, 0+0+0+2) +1:42.4
49. Vitaly Kilchitsky (Ukraine, 1+3+0+1) +3:38.1
52. Sergey Semenov (Ukraine, 2+0+1+3) +3:55.9
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