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Silver at the finish

Russian Anton Shipulin won Silver in the final race of the world championship in Nove Mesto. At the final lap Anton won over Emil Hegle Svendsen. Olga Zaitseva finished fifth in the women’s mass-start. Silver of Shipulin among Norwegians, running into each other Russians, and happy Czech snowman are in the photo story of

News of the day – Anton Shipulin won Silver in the mass start at the WCH in Nove Mesto

At the final lap of the mass start Shipulin outran Svendsen. Russian athlete learned his lesson, he had in the pursuit. Tarjei Boe got the Gold of the mass-start, who ran away from his competitors after the final shooting. Daria Domracheva won in the women’s mass-start, Tora Berger placed second, Polish Monika Hojnisz – third.

Speed of the day – Daria Domracheva and Jean Guillaume Beatrix

Daria Domracheva had the best course time in the women’s mass start. Miriam Gossner, who planned to compete in the cross-country skiing championship, had the second result. Olga Zaitseva was 9th, losing 50 seconds to the leader.

French Beatriz was the fastest among men, but with two penalty loops he was so tired, that he could not do anything at the finish, even being in the leading group after the final shooting. Russian Anton Shipulin lost 6,9 seconds and was fourth among the fastest skiers.

Sniper of the day – Tarjei Boe

Only two sportsmen shot zero in the men’s mass start: Norwegian Tarjei Boe and Swedish Bjoern Ferry. The winner of the race was after at the shooting range than the Swedish. No one managed to shoot clean in the women’s race. Olga Vilukhina and Ekaterina Glazyrina shot faster than their competitors; however they both made two mistakes.

Incident of the day – three Russians lost time at the start

Evgeny Ustyugov hooked up the ski of Dmitry Malyshko with his pole, Dmitry was turned around and knocked Evgeny Garanichev down. Three Russians lost time in contact fight. It is not the best job to chase the peloton.

Song of the day – Don’t Speak performed by the Czech biathlete Gabriela Soukalova

After the prize ceremony the Czech biathlete Gabriela Soukalova performed song Don’t Speak – it was nice to hear it.

Comment of the day – Anton Shipulin: “I was better prepared for tactical fight against Svendsen”

Well done, Anton! Keep working the same way.

Fans of the day

Russian fans were happy with the medal of Anton Shipulin.

Photo of the day

Olga Zaitseva, Andrea Henkel and Miriam Gossner made photo together with the snow man. Many Czech people envy him now :)

RBU Media Office