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Litotes 02-09-2013 07:29 AM

Biathlon thread
 
The World Championships have just begun. Norway managed to win the mixed relay ahead of France, with the arranging Czech Republic taking a most welcome bronze medal. Both the Russians and the Germans, perennial medal favourites, were surprisingly far off the pace. The Russians were at least in the lead after the first two (female) laps, but faded quickly afterwards.

Today we have the sprint for both sexes. Programme is here:
http://www5.biathlonworld.com/en/eve...BT1213SWRLCH__

Who do you think will win? My money is on Martin Fourcade in the men's and Miriam Gössner in the women's. But as a Norwegian I hope either Emil Hegle Svendsen or Tora Berger can challenge also.

erickmartins 02-09-2013 10:35 AM

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Tora Berger should win it, except if Domracheva/Gössner manage to shoot clear. In the men's, it is impossible to bet against Martin Fourcade, the Russians showed nothing and Svendsen looked a bit slow on the skis during the relay to challenge. I'll be cheering for the underdogs as always, I'd love to see Moravec get a medal, for example.

dinkulpus 02-09-2013 10:54 AM

Gossner is so weak in shooting, I want some unexpected medalist.

For winners I will choice Svendsen and Zaitseva.
Hope BG will take some top 30


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dinkulpus 02-09-2013 11:47 AM

Ouch OEB missed the title in last shot :(

Great Anev will make top 15


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Litotes 02-09-2013 12:24 PM

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Gold to Svendsen, not a real surprise. Silver to Fourcade - the favourites stood up well. Bronze to Fak, not surprising that either. The unexpected medalist failed to appear. Perhaps in the women's race?

Anev 11th, good race by him.

dinkulpus 02-09-2013 01:01 PM

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OEB had great chances in tomorrow pursuit :wavey:, also I think Russian will take medal tomorrow, I guessed the first winners, let's see womens.

The Top 3 I predict

Zaitseva
Berger
Domracheva

samanosuke 02-09-2013 01:50 PM

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Proud Slovenian this Fak. One of many

dinkulpus 02-09-2013 03:10 PM

Two Ukrainian in top 3 :eek:
Finally German will make top 10.
Hope our girls will need some good result for Team ranking for Olympic


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erickmartins 02-09-2013 03:45 PM

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Now there we finally had the surprises :)

Mjau! 02-09-2013 07:28 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by samanosuke (Post 13403089)
Proud Slovenian this Fak. One of many

He's actually croatian.

samanosuke 02-09-2013 07:29 PM

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:facepalm:

Mjau! 02-09-2013 07:32 PM

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Is too!

Litotes 02-09-2013 07:34 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Mjau! (Post 13408529)
Is too!

He already knew.....thus the "proud Slovenian" comment.

Mjau! 02-09-2013 07:38 PM

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You shouldn't use sarcasm on the internet...

Litotes 02-09-2013 07:39 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Mjau! (Post 13408673)
You shouldn't use sarcasm on the internet...

I know. I have a hard time recognizing it myself, quite often, but I know samanosuke.


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