Step by step
The women and men pursuit races took place on December 10th in Austrian Hochfilzen. The Russian team won another Sprint with a help of Olga Zaytseva, Anton Shipulin was best among the Russian men and finished 7th. The fight of Domracheva and Zaytseva at the finish,
The weather in Hochfilzen was friendly to the biathletes on the second day of competition. All the misses with the weather like this come from the psychology, believe professionals. The Russian athletes went checking their nerves in pursuit with the good starting positions, earned the day earlier in the sprint.
Anton Shipulin was the best among the Russian fininshing 7th. Anton is speeding up - he had third course time in the pursuit. Evgeny Ustyugov had the fifth time, but made too many mistakes in shooting. Timofey Lapshin, who fininshed 18th, worse a special mentioning — before the last shooting he was in the head of the peloton due to his clean and fast shooting. The nerves failed him at the last shooting and Timofey missed twice. The main thing is that Timofey got up an appetite for fight with the leaders of the biathlon. The young Russian should know that he is capable of great things.
Olga Zaytseva had the best position at the start of the race — 3rd. Olga Vilukhina was close at the 7th line. After the first half of the race both Olgas were in the
At the final shooting Neuner gave the chance to Olga missing twice. Zaytseva missed once and went to the last kilometers of the race in a company of Neuner and Darya Domracheva. The Byelorussian girl was stronger in a contact fight, Zaytseva took Silver, Neuner finished third. The finish of the race was fantastic — exactly for the moments like this we like biathlon. Whine the attention of the spectators was wholly taken by the first three ladies, Anna
The relays will take place on December 11th in Hochfilzen. The men's race will start at 10:30