The German biathlets are exercised in the sprint at the Olympic Winter Games. One day after the worst sprint result of women in the Olympic story, the men also missed the medals on Saturday over 10 km. As in singles, Benedikt Doll was best German, the ex-world champion landed at the victory of the outstanding Norwegian Johannes Thingnes BÖ in place.
Doll (Breitnau) were missing after a mistake in standing shooting 26.1 seconds on the podium, but he developed a good starting position for the pursuer on Sunday (11.45 o’clock mez). Roman Rees from the SV Schauinsland was found despite a faultless shooting capacity 17., Philipp Nawrath (Nettlewang / 3 Criminals) and Johannes Kühn (Reit in Winkl / 4) came to the places 22 and 33.
Gold despite penalty
In contrast, the BÖ stormed despite a penalty for his second gold in the third race in Zhangjiakou. Already with the mixed season, the twelve-time world champion had triumphed, in singles he also won bronze. On Saturday he distanced the second-placed single Olympic champion Quentin Fillon Maillet (France / 1) by 25.5 seconds, bronze went to his brother Tarjei BÖ (1 / + 38.9 seconds).
Routinier Erik Lesser had not been nominated for the sprint for a weak 67th place in the individual. Four years ago in Pyeongchang, Arnd Peiffer (Clausthal-Zellerfeld) had surprisingly won gold over the shortest distance.
On Sunday, the only competition day with two biathlon decisions is on the program in China. Before the persecutor of men, the women hope for single-Olympic champion Denise Herrmann in the persecution (10.00 o’clock mez / all ARD) over 10 km on reparation for the historically bad sprint. Vanessa Voigt goes as best German as the 18th race, Herrmann of Rank 22.
The result at a glance