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Biathlon 4 Newbies (Sub ENG, GER, RUS)

November 16, 2019

This is biathlon: a combination of cross country skiing and shooting,
a mix of strength and precision that comes from early days of hunting in snowy forests. A sport that has been a regular fixture at the Olympics since 1960 that keeps growing among fans for its exciting formats
and its dramatic pathos. This video will explain the general rules of the sport
and the differences among competition formats. To demonstrate this sport, one former professional athlete
and a professional newbie have taken part in a series of friendly competitions, meanwhile special guests will be guiding you all the way. The sprint is the shortest and therefore fastest event in biathlon… In a one-by-one start format, competitors race against the clock
with two stops at the shooting range: first prone then standing. it’s a total skiing of 7,5km for women and 10km for men.” In sprint, as in most biathlon competitions,
men and women compete in separate races They always carry their rifle, apart from youngsters and newbies. The shooting range consists of 5 targets placed 50m away. In a sprint first round position is prone with targets 45mm wide. Every miss sends you to a penalty loop: one 150m lap per missed target” After skiing a full lap, in standing position the target is 115mm” Then it’s about skiing as fast as you can to the finish line. The winner is the one crossing the finish line with the best time.
So one has to wait until the very end to be sure to be the winner. Winning a sprint often leads to more than just a win,
but an advantage for the following pursuit too… The essence of the pursuit is the chase of the leader: the winner of the sprint starts first and the other
59 competitors follow according to the gap accumulated. It’s an exciting race to the finish line
and a slightly longer competition than the sprint, but most of all there are 4 stops at the shooting range:
prone-prone-standing-standing. With two prone and two standing ranges to cover,
the competition is often undecided until the last bullet! The winner of the pursuit is then decided by whoever crosses
the line first, which can lead to exciting battles… The mass start sees top 30 athletes lining up and start all together. They all start at once following the same 4 shooting stances as the pursuit
for a total of 12.5 km for women, 15 for men. “And they are off! Dynamic as always, ready to go,
pushing to the front: Martin wants to take the lead!” “Yes, they are amazing: Look at the shape of Martin
and Johannes, already taking the lead…” “Who is this guy?”
“I don’t know, he is so slow, are we still on the World Cup?” “He is not on the list… oh well, back to the shooting range!” “She is shooting incredibly fast, she is going to be
on the track before he has even finished!” “And he is again on the penalty loop” “She is just so far ahead now”
“I think it’s over now, it will be impossible for him to catch her!”
“let me just look at the statistics” “… Wait, what the hell?”
“You look good in a suit!”
“Thanks…” “But go back to the race: explain me,
what is the best part of the mass start?” “Well you have to ski good, you have to shoot good, but at the end of the day,
whoever crosses the finish line first, wins.” “Well, I think it will not be him today” A biathlon classic, the individual is the oldest and longest
event in the sport as women ski 15km and men 20! It’s the most demanding competition, both physically and mentally In this time-trial competition, athletes shoot 4 times :
prone-standing-prone-standing. Shooting clean is quintessential, because there is
no penalty loop here: each mistake adds one minute to your time. With one minute per miss adding to his time, even the fastest
skier would have trouble making it up to the leaderboard. But if shooting well was key on this competition,
“shooting fast is what is fundamental for the next one!” In this new exciting format each team consists of
one man and one woman competing, which means our two heroes can work together for once !” With a total of 6km for her and 7.5km for him,
The two athletes alternate on the track after a pass over in the exchange area. They cover 4 shootings each over two runs for a total of three exchanges. All relay exchanges are done by tapping your teammate at the end of your leg,
which consists of one prone and one standing shooting. Like in all relays, there are 3 spares to load manually in case of misses.
But if you miss those, then a shorter penalty loops awaits… Since there are two legs for each athlete, while waiting for your
teammate to complete their leg, athletes do their best to keep warm. “The first team to cross the finish is the winner” Relays can be men, women or mixed. They are all similar,
with 4 people competing for the same country and going one leg each instead of 2 people running twice, like in the single mixed relay. By starting timely, athletes assure a smooth pass over within the 30m exchange area. Like in all the other relays there are 3 spare bullets
to load manually in case of misses. But after those, a normal penalty loop is around the corner. With 4 athletes all covering two shootings each, it’s the 4th
and last who carries the team to the end and decides the final position of the relay Being a biathlete is also about having responsibilities. The top winners
of every competitions have to complete several interviews “before they can catch a rest,
how do you feel about that?” “ That was a lot of information…
but biathlon is more than skiing fast and shooting clean:” “it’s a passion, it’s emotions, it’s a family…
and trust me, it is very exciting!”

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  1. I belonged to a biathlon club in Pennsylvania from 1973 to 1978. I used a modified Savage 340 in .22 Hornet (center fire), I made the stock from a piece of walnut, my gunsmith Andy Hill from Indiana Pennsylvania modified Marbles peep sights into a very nice micrometer adjustment, bedded my new stock and turned a new heavier barrel for me. That rifle was a beauty and accurate enough to help me earn the distinction of never missing a competition shot! We skied five 12.5 mile races a year. I am truly glad to have been able to experience actually racing, and winning, eight first places for me. My ski's and poles were also homemade except for the bindings. I highly recommend the sport of biathlon to anyone who loves to ski and the winter.

  2. Ah ah Daria Domracheva now she have learn the lesson she learn it at others. xD and Alexis Boeuf and his wonderful french accent. x) How rude to talk about the oldest race showing OEB, he's not that old ! xD Very cool and funny video ! ^^

  3. Минута на первых ста метрах…это ничего..это хорошо?????

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