Famous Russian athletes of the past years took part in the competition. Pavel Rostovtsev, who took the silver medal on the Olympiad 2006 and who is a three times World champion, took the gold this time. In the final he was stronger than two-time Olympic champion, Dmitry Vasilyev. So the younger athlete captured the first place. Alexei Kobelev, who was the USSR and Russian team member for many years, settled for the «bronze». He was the first summer biathlon champion in our country.