Chokhlaev continues dominance over Polukhin

Russian skiers won all races on home snow, but Norway and France also get in on the podium action at the biathlon World Cup in Tyumen. 08 Dec 2015
Athlete with ear phones takes aim in biathlon.
Ⓒ© Luc Percival Photography

Russian teammates Stanislav Chokhlaev and Nikolay Polukhin continued their head-to-head at the IPC Biathlon and Cross-Country Skiing World Cup on Tuesday (8 December), with Chokhlaev claiming his latest victory in Tyumen, Russia.

Chokhlaev, with guide Oleg Kolodiichuk, opened his season in style with three cross-country wins over Polukhin last week (2-5 December).

When the biathlon portion of the World Cup got underway on Sunday (6 December) with the individual long-distance Chokhlaev (18:27.2) also claimed first place, continuing his winning streak in the men’s biathlon sprint visually impaired on Tuesday.

Reigining world champion and 2014-15 overall World Cup winner Polukhin and guide Andrew Tokarev (19:22.3) were second ahead of France’s Thomas Clarion (19:29.1), guided by Antoine Bollet.

Russia once again took the top spot on all the remaining sprint podiums.

Despite dropping a shot, World and Paralympic champion Vladislav Lekomtsev (18:19.7) led the men’s standing field after missing out on the podium on Sunday.

Norway’s Nils-Erik Ulset (18:21.4) shot clean alongside France’s Benjamin Daviet (18:27.4) for second and third respectively.

Grigory Murygin (22:04.4) had the edge on Germany’s Martin Fleig (22:43.5) in the men’s sitting despite neither one missing a shot. Russia’s Ivan Golubkov (22:47.2) completed the podium.

Paralympic champion Mikhalina Lysova (18:15.8), guided by Alexey Ivanov, was in great shape once again in the women’s visually impaired.

Lysova secured her second consecutive biathlon victory ahead of teammate Elena Remizova (20:22.1) and guide Maksim Pirogov. German Clara Klug (20:29.8) and Martin Hartl made it into the top three once again in third.

Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games silver medallist Anna Milenina (18:14.5) led Russian compatriots Ekaterina Rumyantseva (19:57.9) and Natalia Bartiuk (21:04.6) onto the women’s standing podium.

A clean shooting Svetlana Konovalova (19:35.6), also a Sochi 2014 silver medallist in this event, emerged on top of an all-Russian women’s sitting leaderboard. Irina Guliaeva (19:46.7) and Maria Iovleva (20:08.8) were second and third respectively.

Competition concludes in Tyumen on Wednesday (9 December) with the biathlon pursuit.

Full results from each day are available online.