Anton Shipulin (RUS), Dmitry Malyshko (RUS)
Fredrik Lindström (SWE)
Krystyna Palka (POL), Tora Berger (NOR), Olena Pidhrushna (UKR) (l-r)
Anton Shipulin (RUS)
Tora Berger (NOR)
Krystyna Palka (POL)
Olena Pidhrushna (UKR)

TORA BERGER TRIUMPHATES IN PURSUIT RACE IN NOVE MESTO

10.02.2013
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WITH THE WORLD
Tora Berger (NOR, Fischer skis, boots and poles) succeeded again after her gold medal with Norwegian mixed relay and silver in yesterday's sprint and won her third medal at World Championships in Nove Mesto. Krystyna Palka (POL, Fischer skis and boots) secured silver medal ahead of Olena Pidhrushna (UKR. Fischer skis, boots and poles). Before that Anton Shipulin (RUS, Fischer skis and boots) celebrated bronce medal in men's pursuit.
Thrilling duel of four
It was a men's pursuit which was literally decided at the last metres. During the last lap four athletes were fighting for victory and there were just three medals for Svendsen, Martin Fourcade (FRA) and Russians Anton Shipulin and Dmitry Malyshko (RUS, Fischer). After the Frenchman attacked Malysko wasn't able to follow, in the final stretch Shipulin wasn't as strong as the two dominant athletes of this Championships. Sixth went to third-placed in sprint race Jakov Fak (SLO, Fischer) ahead of Fredrik Lindström (SWE, Fischer skis and boots). Björn Ferry (SWE, Fischer skis and boots) increased to spot nine after clear shooting.

Tora Berger never gives up
Tora Berger never gave up her hope for another title and she caught another gold despite her alltogether three penalties in second and third stage which dropped her back a few spots. After crossing the line the Norwegian was 18 seconds ahead of surprising runner-up Krystyna Palka from Poland who missed two targets. Brand new sprint World Champion Olena Pidhrushna came in third after two penalties as well. Ekaterina Glazyrina (RUS, Fischer) showed a great performance after finishing 27th in sprint race and came in fifth just ahead of Andrea Henkel (GER, Fischer skis and boots) who was ranked only 33th yesterday. Local hero Veronika Vitkova (CZE, Fischer skis and boots) finished eighth followed by Vita Semerenko (UKR, Fischer) and Kaisa Mäkäräinen (FIN, Fischer skis and boots).
Pursuit Men, Nove Mesto (CZE):
1. Emil Hegle Svendsen
NOR 1 00.32.35,50
2. Martin Fourcade
FRA 2 00.32.35,60
3. Anton Shipulin
RUS 1 00.32.39,10
4. Dmitry Malyshko
RUS 0 00.32.40,90
5. Dominik Landertinger
AUT 0 00.32.55,90
6. Jakov Fak
SLO 1 00.33.05,20
7. Fredrik Lindström
SWE 1 00.33.18,90
8. Alexis Bœuf
FRA 2 00.33.22,10
9. Björn Ferry
SWE 0 00.33.23,60
10. Ole Einar Bjørndalen
NOR 4 00.33.27,00
11. Lukas Hofer
ITA 2 00.33.28,80
12. Simon Eder
AUT 3 00.33.50,50
13. Lowell Bailey
USA 0 00.33.56,40
14. Erik Lesser
GER 4 00.34.06,00
15. Jean-Philippe Leguellec
CAN 1 00.34.08,70
Verfolgung Damen, Nove Mesto (CZE):
1. Tora Berger
NOR 3 00.28.48,40
2. Krystyna Pałka
POL 2 00.29.06,90
3. Olena Pidhrushna
UKR 2 00.29.09,90
4. Olga Zaitseva
RUS 3 00.29.11,40
5. Ekaterina Glazyrina
RUS 0 00.29.33,80
6. Andrea Henkel
GER 0 00.29.37,60
7. Ann Kristin Aafedt Flatland
NOR 1 00.29.56,70
8. Veronika Vítková
CZE 2 00.29.58,50
9. Vita Semerenko
UKR 4 00.29.59,30
10. Kaisa Mäkäräinen
FIN 4 00.30.03,90
11. Marie Laure Brunet
FRA 1 00.30.06,30
12. Magdalena Gwizdoń
POL 4 00.30.10,40
13. Monika Hojnisz
POL 1 00.30.11,10
14. Anastasiya Kuzmina
SVK 4 00.30.13,70
15. Nadezhda Skardino
BLR 0 00.30.14,00