Russian biathletes won gold and silver in östersund

Российские биатлонисты завоевали золото и серебро в Эстерсунде

Pursuit 12.5 km at the first stage of the biathlon world Cup, which takes place in Ostersund, Sweden, ended with the triumph of Russian biathletes, reports R-Sport.

The gold was won by Anton Babikov started seventh. He showed the result of 31 minutes 22.3 seconds with one miss in four firing lines. This victory for the 25-year-old Russian became the first in the world Cup.

Silver went to another representative of Russia — Maxim Tsvetkov lost Babikova 10.5 seconds, but never missed. Third place went to Frenchman Martin Fourcade, who with four penalties behind Tsvetkov almost 5 seconds.

Anton Shipulin became the eighth (3 misses; +1.02,1), Matthew Elisha — 17-m (4 misses; +1.31,8), Dmitry Malyshko — 26-m (3 misses; +1.46,9), and Eugene Garanichev — 30-m (2 misses; +2.17,1).

Men’s pursuit completed the program of the competitions in östersund. The second stage of the world Cup will be held from 9 to 11 December in Pokljuka, Slovenia.

Российские биатлонисты завоевали золото и серебро в Эстерсунде
Anton Babikov and Maxim Tsvetkov on the firing line pursuit