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Men’s Relay

FasterSkier would like to thank Fischer Sport USA, Concept2, Full report Germany were the favorites coming into this men’s relay and Erik Lesser started them off with a near-perfect relay leg to sit in first place, but shooting collapses by Benedikt Doll and Simon Schempp left the team with bronze medals at the finish. On a windy, gusty day, the relay instead came down to a race between Norway and Sweden. Coming into the last shooting stage Fredrik Lindström of Sweden and Emil Hegle Svendsen of Norway were...

Russia Rebounds to Win Men’s Relay; USA Seventh, Just Missing Goal

HOCHFILZEN, Austria—Redemption, validation, national pride: just a few of the things that were on the line in today’s 4 x 7.5 k relay at IBU World Championships. For Austria, it was clear: a good performance on home soil was critical. The team hadn’t won a medal yet despite eight chances to do so. For Germany, the question was whether their accomplished men’s team could live up to the expectations set by its younger women’s team,...

Wednesday Rundown: Ruhpolding Relay

View this post on Instagram Your podium for the #RUH17 men's relay! Norway, Russia and Germany! A post shared by IBU Biathlonworld (@ibu_biathlonworld) on Jan 11, 2017 at 7:10am PST IBU World Cup (Ruhpolding, Germany): 4 x 7.5 k men’s relay Norway earned a come-from-behind victory in the first relay of 2017, with Emil Hegle Svendsen anchoring the team and shooting past Russia’s Anton Babikov in the final kilometer. Norway won by 5.1 seconds. Norway had been in just...

The Norwegians took all the fun out of Monday’s women’s relay at the World Junior Championships, winning by a comfortable margin over the Russians. But no matter—their men created enough suspense for two races. Trailing the Russians by 15 seconds heading into the final leg in Otepaa, Estonia, Norway’s Sindre Bjornestad Skar closed down the gap in the final kilometer, passing Denis Kataev in the stadium for a thrilling conclusion to the race, in what...