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Canada’s Smith 19th & USA’s Doherty 22nd w/Clean-shooting at Hochfilzen Sprint – Boe & Domracheva Win


December 08, 2017 (Hochfilzen, Austria) – Canada’s Nathan Smith delivered clean shooting en route to 19th in the men’s 10-kilometer Sprint at the BMW IBU World Cup 2 in Hochfilzen as Johannes Thingnes Boe of Norway was also perfect on the range to take the win.

Martin Fourcade of France shot clean as well but could not match the speed of the Norwegian. Third place went to Jakov Fak of Slovenia, matching Boe and Fourcade on the shooting range, but finishing 35.4 seconds back.

American Sean Doherty scored his first world cup points of the season with a 22nd-place finish cleaning all targets as well. “I am very happy with my race today,” said Doherty. “It’s very rewarding when it comes together on the range. I’m looking forward to starting in the thick of the pursuit tomorrow.”

The USA’s Clare Egan finished 35th to lead the North American women in the 7.5km Sprint won by Darya Domracheva of Belarus, one of the eight women to shoot clean on the range.

Anastasiya Kuzmina of Slovakia finished second with one penalty at 22.1 seconds back while Italy’s Dorothea Wierer claimed the final podium spot, with one penalty, at 30.6 seconds back. Emma Lunder was the top Canadian in 42nd with one penalty at 2:03 behind.

Men’s results here.
Women’s results here.

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