After his first career IBU World Cup victory in the Pursuit last week, Jakov Fak made it two career victories by winning the Sprint competition today in Pokljuka, Slovenia at IBU World Cup 3.
It was another close victory for Fak, who needed to hit every target to edge out Emil Hegle Svendsen (one penalty) by 0.8 seconds. Martin Foucade also shot clean but was 6.1 seconds back in third place.
Fourth place went to Tim Burke, in his best performance of the season so far. Burke hit all ten targets and was only 15.2 seconds behind Fak, putting him in a good spot for Saturday’s Pursuit competition.
Scott Perras was 34th (two penalties, +1:33), Lowell Bailey and his fractured toe was 36th (two penalties, +1:38.6), Scott Gow was 50th (two penalties, +1:54.9), JP Le Guellec was 83rd, Russell Currier was 89th and Jay Hakkinen was 92nd.
Tomorrow the Women’s Sprint (start list) begins at 8:20 Eastern, 5:20 Pacific.