Biathlon: Fourcade won the fourth race in a row

Биатлон: Фуркад выиграл четвертую гонку подряд

The top three winners of the individual race in Ruhpolding

Martin Fourcade fifth world Cup in Ruhpolding gold in the individual race.

The leader of the overall world Cup Martin Fourcade of France won the fourth race in a row, becoming the first in the individual race at the world Cup in Ruhpolding, Germany.

The main intrigue of the race, and this season was the confrontation Fourcade and Norwegian Johannes boe. The first three shooting both passed without errors, but suddenly the be lost essentially speed on the highway.

But when Fourcade missed the last one, the Johannes has a chance to win, although he did not use it, also missing. When entering the last lap the Norwegian lost to Angew Moravec of the Czech Republic 17 seconds in the last round he played 12 seconds, but no more. At the finish of the be lost Moravec five seconds and took third place. Well, in Martin’s quietly won the race, ahead of Moravec for a minute.

Sensationally on poduim could rise German Roman Reese, who started under the 102-m number. He closed all targets and left on the last lap with the same time that Be. However, his strength was not enough — he lost 13 seconds and finished fourth, showing the best result in his career.

OLE Einar Bjoerndalen, for which the start was decisive for qualification for Olimpico, perfectly completed the first half of the race, but three penalties on the last two loops drove the King of biathlon in 42nd place. Bjoerndalen has not fulfilled the norm — and now everything depends on the decision of the coaching staff.

The Ukrainians spent not the most successful race. The best among Ukrainians turned out to be Brendan — two penalties and 26-e a place. Dmitry Pidruchny with three penalties again were not included in the glasses, stopping at 42nd place. Vladimir Semakov and Ruslan Tkalenko was far from the scoring area, and Artem Tishchenko until the last round was in the fourth decade, but the weak last lap dropped him to 49th place.

The individual race. Men
1. Биатлон: Фуркад выиграл четвертую гонку подряд Martin Fourcade (0+0+0+1) 44:27,9
2. Биатлон: Фуркад выиграл четвертую гонку подряд Moravec Ondrej (0+0+0+0) +1:01,0
3. Биатлон: Фуркад выиграл четвертую гонку подряд Garanichev Evgeniy (0+0+0+1) +1:06,3

26. Биатлон: Фуркад выиграл четвертую гонку подряд Pryma Artem (1+1+0+0) +3:53,5
41. Биатлон: Фуркад выиграл четвертую гонку подряд Dmitry Pidruchny (1+0+1+1) +4:43,5
49. Биатлон: Фуркад выиграл четвертую гонку подряд Artem Tishchenko (0+1+0+0) +4:52,8
58. Биатлон: Фуркад выиграл четвертую гонку подряд Vladimir Semakov (0+2+0+0) +5:15,8
80. Биатлон: Фуркад выиграл четвертую гонку подряд Ruslan Tkalenko (0+0+1+2) +6:58,6

Top 3 race:

It’s the 5th win of the season for the @FedFranceSki’s @martinfkde.
Ondrej Moravec finishes second just like in #hochfilzen2017 and @7ohannesbo gets his 9th podium in 11 races this season. You can rewatch the #RUH18 20km on https://t.co/bk5aBBaMLg pic.twitter.com/lBJA6OfePK

— IBU World Cup (@IBU_WC) 10 Jan 2018

Flower ceremony:

We’re ready for the flower ceremony here in #RUH18 – follow along as @martinfkde, Ondrej Moravec and @7ohannesbo jump on the podium of the men’s 20km Individual https://t.co/bk5aBBaMLg pic.twitter.com/3pIQ1ffi2X

— IBU World Cup (@IBU_WC) 10 Jan 2018

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