Russian biathlete Anton Shipulin won a bronze medal in the pursuit race at the eighth stage of the world Cup, which takes place in Presque Isle.
Our athlete made two mistakes at the shooting range, breaking the distance (12.5 km) in 32 minutes of 15.9 seconds.
“And on the first rack, and a second prone was commotion. Prone, I lost the clip – I think it happened due to frost. It so happened that I made a single shot. At the front dropped the cartridge – toes froze, and I began to fuss. I lost a lot of time on the frontiers, – quotes the words of Anton static.biathlonrus.com. The winner of the pursuit, Martin Fourcade is very strong, and I admit it. Movement in the race he had a good.Now there are a couple days to rest and then will need to prepare for the world Cup”.
The winner was Martin Fourcade of France, also twice put bullets in “milk” penalties, ahead of Shipulin on 1 minute and 11 seconds. Second place was taken by the Norwegian Johannes Boe.
The best of the rest of the Russians was Alexander Povarnitsyn, who finished tenth.
World Cup stage in Presque Isle is the last before the world Cup, which will be held from 3 to 13 March in the Norwegian Holmenkollen.
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