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Simon Schempp sprints home to delight home crowd

Schempp sprints home to delight home crowd
By Sportsbeat

08/01/2017 at 15:18

There was plenty for a fervent Oberhof crowd to shout about as Simon Schempp led a German one-two to win the men’s biathlon World Cup event.

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Video - Grandstand finish in Oberhof as Schempp triumphs

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Schempp came home in 38:30.9 minutes, with Fourcade pushed down to third as German Erik Lesser edged out the five-time World Cup champion to the runners-up spot following a photo finish.

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Video - Highlights: Simon Schempp leads German one-two in Oberhof

02:49

Despite being pipped to the win Fourcade leads the standings on 610 points, with his nearest challenger Anton Shipulin on 379 after coming home 14th in Oberhof.

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