epa08881912 Alexander Loginov of Russia in action during the Men?s 4×7,5km Relay race at the IBU Biathlon World Cup in Hochfilzen, Austria, 13 December 2020. EPA-EFE/CHRISTIAN BRUNA

MOSCOW, January 22. /TASS/. Russia’s Alexander Loginov won gold on Friday in men’s 20 km individual race at the 2020/2021 IBU (the International Biathlon Union) World Cup stage in Italy’s Antholz.

The Russian finished the distance in 48 minutes 41.8 seconds with zero missed shots at four firing ranges. Norway’s Sturla Holm Laegreid missed two shots and finished 58.5 seconds behind Loginov to take the silver.

The bronze went to Quentin Fillon Maillet of France, who also had two missed shots during the race and finished 1 minute 10.6 seconds behind the winner.

Loginov’s medal today is the first for Russian biathletes in individual races at the IBU World Cup competitions since February 2020.

The 7th Round of the 2020/2021 IBU World Cup in Italy’s Antholz runs between January 18 and 24.

The 2020/2021 IBU World Cup started on November 28, 2020 in Finland’s Kontiolahti and is scheduled to end on March 21, 2021 in Norway’s Oslo Holmenkollen.

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