Topic: 2014 Winter Olympics
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MOSCOW, February 12 (R-Sport) – Russia’s Anton Shipulin, who was one shot away from Sochi Olympic biathlon sprint gold, won’t take part in the individual race, the country’s biathlon union announced Wednesday.
Shipulin missed the last shot in Saturday’s sprint at the Laura biathlon complex and finished fourth, just six seconds behind winner Ole Einar Bjoerndalen and less than a second behind bronze medalist Jaroslav Soukup.
On Monday, Shipulin, part of Russia’s bronze-winning relay team in Vancouver, failed to recover and was only 14th in the pursuit.
In the light of these events, the team coaches decided to give a chance to Alexei Volkov and Alexander Loginov, who will make their Olympic debuts in Thursday’s 20-kilometer race.
The other two spots will be filled by Vancouver mass start champion Evgeny Ustyugov and Evgeny Garanichev, who rose 12 positions in the pursuit to finish 15th.
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