Arnd Peiffer (GER)
Simon Fourcade (FRA), Arnd Peiffer (GER), Evgeny Ustyugov (RUS) (l-r)
Simon Fourcade (FRA)
Evgeny Ustyugov (RUS)

ARND PEIFFER WINS SPRINT RACE IN OBERHOF

07.01.2012
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Arnd Peiffer (GER, Fischer) is the winner of the sprint race in his home place in Oberhof. He secured victory ahead of Simon Fourcade (FRA, Fischer skis and boots) and Evgeny Ustyugov (RUS, Fischer skis and boots).
Peiffer runner-up in skiing
Arnd Peiffer started with a penalty at the shooting range into the competition but cleared the other targets. So he jubilated about his first season's victory after his ten kilometres. "You can see everything is possible although after missing the first target. It was a great race for me. The last shot sound like a miss but I cleared the target and in the last lap I shortened the gap more and more. I was confident that it was possible to win", said Peiffer who was 1.1 seconds ahead of Simon Fourcade at the finish line. Fourcade cleared all targets and just missed his first World Cup victory by a margin. Evgeny Ustyugov shot faultless and finished third. His team mate Andrei Makoveev (RUS, Fischer skis and boots) came in fifth, Klemen Bauer (SLO, Fischer) finished tenth.
Men Sprint, Oberhof (GER):
1. Arnd Peiffer
GER 1 00.25.57,50
2. Simon Fourcade
FRA 0 00.25.58,60
3. Evgeny Ustyugov
RUS 0 00.26.02,30
4. Lukas Hofer
ITA 0 00.26.11,20
5. Andrei Makoveev
RUS 1 00.26.20,40
6. Emil Hegle Svendsen
NOR 3 00.26.24,60
7. Florian Graf
GER 1 00.26.28,30
8. Carl Johan Bergman
SWE 1 00.26.31,40
9. Michal Slesingr
CZE 1 00.26.36,30
10. Klemen Bauer
SLO 1 00.26.36,90
11. Fredrik Lindström
SWE 0 00.26.41,30
12. Krasimir Anev
BUL 0 00.26.43,70
13. Dmitry Malyshko
RUS 1 00.26.49,80
14. Daniel Mesotitsch
AUT 0 00.26.50,90
15. Benjamin Weger
SUI 1 00.26.55,90