Alexey Volkov, Olga Vilukhina, Anton Shipulin (RUS) (l-r)
Olga Vilukhina (RUS) left
Gabriele Soukalova, Michal Slesingr, Veronika Vitkova, Ondrej Moravec (CZE) (l-r)

RUSSIAN MIXED RELAY CLAIMS VICTORY IN HOCHFILZEN

18.12.2011
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Russian mixed relay with Fischer-athletes Olga Vilukhina (RUS, Fischer skis and boots) and Alexey Volkov (RUS, Fischer skis and boots) celebrated victory at biathlon World Cup in Hochfilzen ahead of Czech Republic and France.

Russians win mixed relay as supposed
The Russian relay was the favorite in today's mixed relay at biathlon World Cup in Hochfilzen. Olga Vilukhina and Alexey Volkov celebrated victory with their team mates due to a good shooting performance with only five spares and fast shooting times. Although first skier Vilukhina was behind in her leg and exchanged only in ninth position they secured victory 27 seconds ahead of Czech Republic and France. The Czech team consists of the Fischer-athletes Veronika Vitkova (CZE, Fischer skis and boots), Gabriele Soukalova (CZE, Fischer skis and boots) and Ondrej Moravec (CZE, Fischer) as well as Michal Slesingr at the last leg. He closed the gap to Frenchman Simon Fourcade (FRA, Fischer skis and boots) and left him behind for second place.
Mixed Staffel, Hochfilzen (AUT):
1. Olga Vilukhina
RUS 0+0 0+3 1:13:33.4
1. Olga Zaitseva
RUS 0+2 0+0 1:13:33.4
1. Alexey Volkov
RUS 0+0 0+0 1:13:33.4
1. Anton Shipulin
RUS 0+0 0+0 1:13:33.4
2. Veronika Vitkova
CZE 0+0 0+1 1:14:00.4
2. Gabriela Soukalova
CZE 0+0 0+0 1:14:00.4
2. Ondrej Moravec
CZE 0+1 0+0 1:14:00.4
2. Michal Slesingr
CZE 0+0 0+1 1:14:00.4
3. Marie Dorin Habert
FRA 0+0 0+2 1:14:11.9
3. Sophie Boilley
FRA 0+2 0+2 1:14:11.9
3. Alexis Boeuf
FRA 0+0 0+1 1:14:11.9
3. Simon Fourcade
FRA 0+2 0+0 1:14:11.9
4. Högberg Elisabeth
SWE 0+0 0+0 1:14:36.2
4. Anna Maria Nilsson
SWE 0+0 0+1 1:14:36.2
4. Lindström Fredrik
SWE 0+0 0+2 1:14:36.2
4. Carl Johan Bergman
SWE 0+3 0+1 1:14:36.2