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Biathlon 2016 - 2017 Discussion Thread

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Werloc    234

Due to some personal issues, Diana Rasimovičiūtė of Lithuania focused all of her time to training in order to forget them and it really seems to be paying off. Now the question is, if the best Lithuanian biathlete is ready to have a season of her life starting late November. During the competition in Norway, she took 13th place in the sprint, finishing right after famous Miriam Gossner. During the Mass Start, Diana was in contention for a very high spot with the shooting of 0+0+1, but missing three in the last standing knocked her out of top 10. In an interview she mentioned that she is very happy and determined to show up this year.

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heywoodu    895

Susanna Kurzthaler has announced her retirement:
http://www.tt.com/sport/12283913-91/die-struktur-ließ-meine--karriere-nicht-mehr-zu.csp

 

Yep, that's right. The 21-year old Austrian who won gold (individual) and bronze (relay) at this year's junior world championships. If I'm reading it correctly, the training centre/"Stutzpunkt" in Seefeld has been cancelled and everyone's basically forced to move to Hochfilzen. That raised a ton of problems, ÖSV didn't manage to solve it (they say they tried everything, Camp Kurzthaler says they only gave false hope) and in September she decided to call it quits. 

 

Interesting detail: She sent a letter to the national doping agency to be removed from the testing pool, as retiring athletes do, but a few weeks later they came to test her anyway. Which she decided to make no problem of - smart decision, otherwise there might have been a shadow over her with rumours like "she refused a doping test and then quit..".

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hckosice    663

Team Slovakia for first World Cup Stage in Ostersund

 

Men

Martin Otčenáš, Matej Kazár, Michal Šima, Tomáš Hasilla

Women

Jana Gereková, Paulína Fialková, Terézia Poliaková, Ivona Fialková

 

Kuzmina will start her season in Pokljuka during the 2nd stage.

Also it´s official Miroslav Matiaško, Natália Prekopová and Martina Chrapánová announced their retirement.

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hckosice    663

some interesting statistics of slovak biathletes :)

 

for example running form (average run time gap from winners in world cup sprint races)

 

beh zeny graf 2015 16 koniec

 

 or shooting percentage in world cup races

 

strelba zeny graf 2015 16 koniec

 

time shooting average at world cup races

 

strelba cas zeny 15 16

 

http://www.biatlon-info.sk/spravodajstvo/svetovy-pohar/260-slovenky-pred-sezonou-navrat-legendy-prichod-trenera-i-koniec-niekdajsich-nadeji

 

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heywoodu    895
24 minutes ago, hckosice said:

 

 

 or shooting percentage in world cup races

 

strelba zeny graf 2015 16 koniec

 

 

 

It is indeed a little worrysome that almost 30 seasons (all seasons of these athletes combined) didn't result in even one season with a 85% average :p 

 

I hope the new generation/Fialkova can bring some change to that.. 

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hckosice    663
7 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

It is indeed a little worrysome that almost 30 seasons (all seasons of these athletes combined) didn't result in even one season with a 85% average :p 

 

I hope the new generation/Fialkova can bring some change to that.. 

 

yes disastrous...but still better than mens :lol: Kazár aka mr. standings 4 loops... and Otčenáš ..no comment

 

strelba muzi graf 2015 16 koniec

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heywoodu    895

The range allocation for Friday's IBU Cup sprints in Beitostoelen has been published, which gives an interesting insight in the participating nations. For the women, here is the list:

http://ibu.blob.core.windows.net/docs/1617/BT/SIBU/CP01/SWSP/BT_C45C2_1.0.pdf

 

I see Moldova is on it, which would be cool, because last year there were no Moldovan women in any competition that gives IBU points :)

 

Some other interesting nations are for example Turkey (Büsra Günes I guess), Bosnia & Herzegovina (Tanja Karisik, Dejana Kosarac, Sanja Kusmuk), Greece (Maria Tsakiri who seems to have improved a lot) and Georgia. That last one can almost only mean Angela Bandur will compete again, which is cool :d Last year she competed in the single mixed in Ridnaun but a full-on shooting drama meant her partner barely even skied. 

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ahjfcshfghb    35
12 hours ago, heywoodu said:

The range allocation for Friday's IBU Cup sprints in Beitostoelen has been published, which gives an interesting insight in the participating nations. For the women, here is the list:

http://ibu.blob.core.windows.net/docs/1617/BT/SIBU/CP01/SWSP/BT_C45C2_1.0.pdf

 

I see Moldova is on it, which would be cool, because last year there were no Moldovan women in any competition that gives IBU points :)

 

Some other interesting nations are for example Turkey (Büsra Günes I guess), Bosnia & Herzegovina (Tanja Karisik, Dejana Kosarac, Sanja Kusmuk), Greece (Maria Tsakiri who seems to have improved a lot) and Georgia. That last one can almost only mean Angela Bandur will compete again, which is cool :d Last year she competed in the single mixed in Ridnaun but a full-on shooting drama meant her partner barely even skied. 

Maybe for Moldova it will be Alexandra Camensic? She competed at Sochi 2014 and at the WCH in 2015. 

What's interesting for me is that Britain has another female, as does Croatia. That hasn't happened for awhile. Both used to field relay teams occasionally but have since kind of faded.

But yeah it will be a very interesting group of races for sure. We could have a single mixed relay with Hungary, Bosnia, Spain, Georgia, Turkey, Macedonia, Greece, Croatia...Shame about the lack of Serbian women.

Whatever happened to Brazil, by the way? Are they planning to do any IBU cups this year? :)

 

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heywoodu    895
2 hours ago, ahjfcshfghb said:

Maybe for Moldova it will be Alexandra Camensic? She competed at Sochi 2014 and at the WCH in 2015. 

What's interesting for me is that Britain has another female, as does Croatia. That hasn't happened for awhile. Both used to field relay teams occasionally but have since kind of faded.

But yeah it will be a very interesting group of races for sure. We could have a single mixed relay with Hungary, Bosnia, Spain, Georgia, Turkey, Macedonia, Greece, Croatia...Shame about the lack of Serbian women.

Whatever happened to Brazil, by the way? Are they planning to do any IBU cups this year? :)

 

Croatia already did have Nika Blazenic last season, but she was not very impressive yet (278th and last position on the IBU Qualifying Points List actually). Yeah, Serbia had Sara Lucic last season, but with all due respect...she was shooting rather bad and when I saw her ski in Obertilliach..let's just say there was not a whole lot of speed in it. It'd be nice if they find someone who can ski at a decent pace and shoot alright :)

 

Brazil is absolutely going to be seen again this winter! Bruna Moura has been training like crazy all summer, increasing the intensity enormously compared to last summer and more than doubling the number of training hours (she's now at the same kind of weekly training hours as teams like Germany), apart from moving to another city to live in an appartment paid by the national federation so she can be a full-time athlete :)

 

Brazil won't compete in the 1st IBU Cup semester this time, mostly because of the locations. Starting the season in Beitostoelen, then travelling to Ridnaun and Obertilliach would be too expensive, so they'll start in Martell in January, then go to Arber (both of which I am planning to visit to stay and travel with the team for 2 weeks) and the Open European Championships in Poland. That doesn't mean there's no Brazilian biathlon next month, because Gabi Neres, Caio Moreira and (new name!) Lucas Martins will compete in the IBU Junior Cup starting in Lenzerheide :cheer: Bruna is too old for the Junior Cup, so she'll practice her skills as staff member there :p 

 

 

 

 

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ahjfcshfghb    35
3 hours ago, heywoodu said:

Croatia already did have Nika Blazenic last season, but she was not very impressive yet (278th and last position on the IBU Qualifying Points List actually). Yeah, Serbia had Sara Lucic last season, but with all due respect...she was shooting rather bad and when I saw her ski in Obertilliach..let's just say there was not a whole lot of speed in it. It'd be nice if they find someone who can ski at a decent pace and shoot alright :)

 

Brazil is absolutely going to be seen again this winter! Bruna Moura has been training like crazy all summer, increasing the intensity enormously compared to last summer and more than doubling the number of training hours (she's now at the same kind of weekly training hours as teams like Germany), apart from moving to another city to live in an appartment paid by the national federation so she can be a full-time athlete :)

 

Brazil won't compete in the 1st IBU Cup semester this time, mostly because of the locations. Starting the season in Beitostoelen, then travelling to Ridnaun and Obertilliach would be too expensive, so they'll start in Martell in January, then go to Arber (both of which I am planning to visit to stay and travel with the team for 2 weeks) and the Open European Championships in Poland. That doesn't mean there's no Brazilian biathlon next month, because Gabi Neres, Caio Moreira and (new name!) Lucas Martins will compete in the IBU Junior Cup starting in Lenzerheide :cheer: Bruna is too old for the Junior Cup, so she'll practice her skills as staff member there :p 

 

 

 

 

Yeah I do remember Serbia had a bunch of junior females at some point, all of whom were quite weak. I guess it just needs development over there. 

Wow, really?! That's awesome! I've been out of touch, sorry, haha. So she does plan to try and make the Olympics??

I will be cheering for them :d

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