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Julian Eberhard secures first victory of season in Oberhof

Eberhard secures first victory of season in Oberhof
By Sportsbeat

05/01/2017 at 16:39Updated 05/01/2017 at 22:03

Austria's Julian Eberhard secured his first win of the season at the IBU World Cup in Oberhof on Thursday, sealing victory in the men's 10km sprint.

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Eberhard received a solitary penalty as he clocked a time of 26:57.5, ahead of Czech Republic's Michal Slesingr in second, finishing 10.5 seconds back with one missed target.

Italy's Dominik Windisch finished third, 40.4 seconds back, with one penalty.

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Frenchman Martin Fourcade could not take his fourth sprint title in a row, missing three targets to finish in ninth place.

It was a momentous day for Korea's Lee In-Bok, who secured his nation's first-ever World Cup points as one of only three biathletes to hit all ten targets.

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