The leader of the national team of Norway biathlon Johannes boe won four gold medals at the world Championships in Ostersund, Sweden. 25-year-old athlete was the best in the sprint, mixed doubles, singles and mixed doubles classic relay.
Previously, such an achievement was possible only three athletes:
– OLE Einar Bjoerndalen in 2005 Hochfilzen (sprint, pursuit, relay and mass start) and 2009 in Pyeongchang (sprint, pursuit, individual race and relay).
– Emil Hegle Svendsen in 2013, in Nove mesto (mixed, sprint, pursuit and relay)
– Martin Fourcade in 2016 in Holmenkollen (mixed, sprint, pursuit and individual race).
Johannes boe could beat the record if he wins tomorrow’s mass start.
In the world championship mixed relay was first held in 2005 (in Khanty-Mansiysk in the framework of the final stage of the world Cup). Single mixed relay was held at the world Cup for the first time.
The success of Ukrainian biathletes
Women’s team of Ukraine biathlon consisting of Anastasia Merkushina, Vita Semerenko, Yulia Jima and Valj Semerenko finished third in the relay world Cup-2019.
The success of the Ukrainians became a stable job at the shooting range: for the whole race our girls took only five spare rounds. The final stage ran Valya Semerenko, who managed to defend third place in the fight against the formidable Laura dahlmeier.
World Cup-2019. Relay. Women
1. Norway (1+8) 1:12:00,1
2. Sweden (0+6) +24,3
3. Ukraine (0+5) +35,1
4. Germany (1+14) +35,6
5. Russia (0+12) +43,6
6. Slovakia (0+9) +53,1
For the first time in history
14 March in Ostersund, Sweden in the framework of the biathlon world Cup hosted the first ever single mixed relay.
The winners of the race began March Rosseland and Johannes Bø from the Norwegian team, which finished without mistakes. In second place finished Dorothea Wierer and Lukas Hofer of Italy. Bronze was won by Sweden, which ran Hanna öberg and Sebastian Samuelsson.
The national team of Ukraine in the face of Anastasia and Dmitry Merkushin Pidruchna finished in 5th place. Note that after the second stage of the Ukrainian team was leading the race, but misses Nasti on the firing line allowed opponents to overtake our team.
After the final firing Pidruchny lost 3.2 seconds Matvey Eliseev, but managed to regain the lead and beat the opponent by 11 seconds.
March 16 at the world Cup will be female (14:15 on the Kiev time) and the men’s relay (17:30).