It’s Day 3 of the 2014 IBU Youth/Junior Biathlon World Championships at the Nordic Heritage Center in Presque Isle. The sun is shining, which is helping to curb the cold, and fans have taken the opportunity to cheer on the athletes.

Chris O'Brien/TSM
Chris O'Brien/TSM

Today is the day dedicated to ‘Pursuits.’ So what does that mean? The basic concept is that the winner in qualifying starts first, followed in order of consecutive qualifying times. This reportedly is a favored race by the athletes.

This morning’s races included the Youth Women Pursuit which was a 7.5 km race and Lisa Vittozzi of Italy took gold. The Junior Women Pursuit, a 10km race, was won by Galina Vishnevskaya of Kazakstan. This afternoon at 1:30 is the 10km Youth Men Pursuit followed by the longest race of the day, the 12.5 km Junior Men Pursuit.

We will have race results as they become available. You can watch the events live by following this link.


2014 IBU Youth/Junior Biathlon - 'Junior Mens Sprint' Begins