Winning today's pursuit German Simon Schempp who was a distance second after second after Austrian Julian Eberhard. And Schempp did not stop even with three penalties and he eventually brought in the finish the Norwegian Johannes Bo of 8.5 seconds. Third place was taken by another representative of Germany's Erik lesser.

Latvian biathlete Andrey Rastorguev started the ninth in a minute and six seconds after Eberhard. The first two stages Andrew was clean and up to eighth place, but one slip in the remaining two firings in the rack threw it on the final 13th place. Schempp Rastorguev today lost 1 minute 21 seconds.

The world Cup-2015/16 on the results of the pursuits this season to a stage in Khanty-Mansiysk was the Frenchman Martin Fourcade. And the second place was taken by Russia's Anton Shipulin, who today finished only 25th. This low result Shipulin allowed the Norwegian Johannes Bo ahead of the Russian in the overall standings of the world Cup. Before the end there's only one race — tomorrow in Khanty-Mansiysk is scheduled mass start.

Biathlon. World Cup-2016. Khanty-Mansiysk (March 19). Men. Pursuit. 12.5 km:

1 (2-second in the sprint). Simon Schempp (Germany) — 33.27,8 (3 penalties).
2 (7). Johannes boe (Norway) — backlog 8,5 (1).
3 (5). Erik Lesser (Germany) 15,7 (2)...
13 (9). Ferry Bjorn (Latvia) 1:21,8 (2)...
14 (29). Evgeniy Garanichev (Russia) 1.23,2 (2)...
20 (45). Anton Shipulin (Russia) 2.00,9 (3)...

The final standings of the world Cup 2016 in pursuit:

1. Martin Fourcade (France) — 391.
2. Anton Shipulin (Russia) — 300.
3. Johannes Boe (Norway) — 278...
18 Ferry Bjorn (Latvia) — 151...

Overall world Cup standings-2016:

1. Martin Fourcade (France) — 1152.
2. Johannes Boe (Norway) — 820.
3. Anton Shipulin (Russia) — 806...
20. Ferry Bjorn (Latvia) — 399...