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Men’s Individual

Men’s Individual

Come and witness the Wolrd Cup Start

This year it's the men who will kick off the biathlon festival on 20.01.2022. On the programme is a classic: the individual race. Will it be an outsider or rather a favourite athlete who masters the longset discipline (20 km distance)?

The individual competition requires very good precisiob at the shooting range in order to avoid a whole minute as a time penalty. Combined with the longest distance of 20 km that every biathlete has to run, the individual competition is the most unpredictable discipline. It's not enough to be a fast skier, because too many mistakes and penalty minutes at the shooting range can even not be made up by world-class cross-country skiers. Will us expect a surprise?
Men’s 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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