Andreas Birnbacher (GER)
Andi Birnbacher (GER)
Simon Eder (AUT)
Arnd Peiffer (GER)

ANDI BIRNBACHER MAKES A PODIUM IN KHANTY-MANSIYSK

15.03.2013
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Andi Birnbacher (GER, Fischer) climbed the podium in last season's sprint race at biathlon World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk.
Many good shooting performances
Andreas Birnbacher celebrated another podium finish in sprint race in Khanty-Mansiysk. The Bavarian shot clean as many other biathletes and was able to finish with the top three with his 13th ski time. But dominating Martin Fourcade (FRA), round about 40 seconds ahead,and Lukas Hofer (ITA) were unbeatable for the German. "I am happy to shoot clean today because I had some trouble with my diopter in zeroing...When you get to the podium you have to be in a very good mental place", Birnbacher told. Simon Eder (AUT, Fischer skis and boots) came in sixth after one miss in his standing stage.


Sprint Herren, Khanty-Mansiysk (RUS):
1. Martin Fourcade
FRA 0 00.24.22,60
2. Lukas Hofer
ITA 0 00.25.02,20
3. Andreas Birnbacher
GER 0 00.25.06,40
4. Christoph Sumann
AUT 0 00.25.15,90
5. Dominik Landertinger
AUT 1 00.25.16,40
6. Simon Eder
AUT 1 00.25.19,90
7. Florian Graf
GER 1 00.25.20,90
8. Michal Šlesingr
CZE 1 00.25.22,50
9. Tim Burke
USA 1 00.25.26,30
10. Vetle Sjastad Christiansen
NOR 0 00.25.27,30
11. Lowell Bailey
USA 0 00.25.28,30
12. Daniel Mesotitsch
AUT 0 00.25.38,90
13. Arnd Peiffer
GER 2 00.25.40,00
14. Benjamin Weger
SUI 0 00.25.42,30
15. Alexey Slepov
RUS 1 00.25.43,00