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Women's Individual

Women's Individual

The Biathlon Classic

With its 15 km, this is the longest competition and gives the biathletes a lot of time to catch up and overtake. However, a missed shot incurs a whole minute of penalty time.

The individual has the longest tradition as a biathlon discipline and although there are now other disciplines in which the biathletes compete individually, the name has remained. Especially inexperienced biathletes have respect for this competition because they get a whole minute of penalty time for each mistake at the shooting range - comparatively a lot. Unconcentrated shots thus cost more than twice as much time as in other competitions in which the athletes run a 150m penalty loop - because a good runner can do this in about 25 seconds. So it is essential to avoid mistakes at the shooting range. Who will keep their nerves and still be cool at the shooting range?
 
COMPETITION INFORMATION
Women's Individual
ALL ABOUT THE INDIVIDUAL
This competition is the longest in the biathlon program, as well as the oldest, with women skiing 15 km and men 20 km. The start interval is generally 30 seconds, but particular conditions allow the jury to opt for shorter or longer intervals. Contrary to all the other formats, there is no penalty loop: each missed target in the individual adds a minute to the final time. Another peculiarity of this format is that the athletes shoot first in prone position, then standing, then prone again and finally standing for a second time in the four shooting stages. The winner is determined by the best time including the added penalty minutes.
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