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Men’s 15 km Mass Start

Men’s 15 km Mass Start

It 's all about Teamwork

The pressure on individual teammates is high because every individual in the relay competition wants to do their very best for the team.

Only the team that works well together can win the race in the end, because here the performance of all four athletes counts. The special thing about this competition is that each athlete has a total of eight shots  to hit the five targets. As a missed shot is less serious than in the other disciplines, some athletes shoot much faster and riskier.
In the relay the line-up of the different nations is particularly exciting: Who should open the race, who will go into the final lap?
It remains to be seen which nation has chosen the best tactic in the end.
 
COMPETITION INFORMATION
Men’s 15 km Mass Start
ALL ABOUT THE RELAY
The relays where the women compete over 6km and the men 7.5 km have four team members competing in succession, each of them shooting twice (once prone and once standing). Contrary to most individual competitions, athletes are allowed three spare bullets to use in case of missed targets If a target(s) remain standing after the three spares, the athlete goes to the 150m penalty loop. The spare bullets are loaded manually, one at time. The winning team is the one crossing the finish line first.
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