because Of his doping past, the controversial Russian biathlete Alexander Loginov celebrated in Oberhof his first world Cup victory. The 26-year-old former Junior world champion, was locked until the end of 2016, two years for Epo-abuse, on Friday in the Sprint without shooting errors with 25.2 seconds ahead of overall world Cup leader, Johannes Thingnes Bö, Norway. Best German ten-mile world champion Benedikt Doll of goods as the Fourth and Olympic champion Arnd Peiffer as the Fifth. A day after the debacle of the women, the Duo at the home made positive mood in the DSV.

theme of the day of the premiere, however, was the success of Loginov, who has been in the field a few friends, and advocates. Ex-world champion Erik Lesser said in the last season, transferred Dopern as Loginov, only he lose “all respect”. Also teammate Vanessa Hinz has been raised to Loginov and in the past also locked the country wife, Irina Starych – very clearly. “Just come back, and suddenly back on the front line. I still find it hard to congratulate them”, said Hinz in December: “Can the look at yourself in the mirror?”

Loginows success had hinted

Loginov shows little insight (“I don’t want to think of the past”), but said: “I invite all to visit me in the Training and to look at how I work.” Currently, he is also one of those five Russian Skijägern, in Austria the public Prosecutor’s office determined because of possible violations of the Anti-Doping rules at the world Cup 2017 in Hochfilzen. Should confirm the suspicion, the danger of the next lock. Loginov denies any Form of abuse and referred for Instagram a few weeks ago, on his many negative drug tests. His victory in Thuringia, had indicated this Winter, he was twice Second and twice third.

In third place, Sebastian Samuelsson ended up two seconds before the Doll (1), missed his second podium in this Winter. Peiffer (1) came 0.5 seconds after the finish. Both made mistake in the standing shooting. “This is already annoying,” said Doll.

Lesser made his Comeback after almost recovering from back problems on place 16. “In the back, but the shape is not quite there yet,” said the Thuringian, in the ZDF and added: “I got a runner but pretty on the face.” Still bitter it was for the mass start world champion Simon Schempp, with three errors and just three and a half minutes behind as the 70. even qualifying for the prosecution missed.


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