The German biathlon men have not won a medal for the first time in the Olympic Winter Games for the first time. In the final mass start on Friday in Chinese Zhangjiakou, Benedikt Doll became a eighth of the best DSV ski hunter. The 31-year-old made six shooting mistakes and had 2: 31.4 minutes behind the new Olympic champion Johannes Thingnes Bö.
The Norwegian won his fourth gold with these winter games and thus introduced the brand of his compatriot Ole Einar Björndalen from the playing 2002 in Salt Lake City. In the mountains northwest of Beijing, silver went to Martin Ponsiluoma from Sweden, which was 40.3 seconds back. Bronze picked Vetle Sjaastad Christiansen from Norway 1: 12.5 minutes behind the winner.
Johannes Kühn was 2: 38.3 minutes behind BÖ with five shots of thousand, Roman Rees became 14th and had after three penalties 2: 50.8 minutes behind. Philipp Nawrath came as 23. After seven shooting errors 3: 55.7 minutes to BÖ to the finish.
Until half the 15-kilometer race, Nawrath and Doll were still promising, fell decisively after three or two criminal trials in the first shooting shooting. With a big wind and minus 17 degrees, Doll and Nawrath met only one of the five slices at the last shoot and had four penalty trials.
Bathlets like in Vancouver without medal
This ends the Biathlon competitions for the DSV men as last 2010 in Vancouver and only for the second time without noble metal. Thanks to the women, there were a total of two medals for the German team. In the first single race Denise Herrmann Gold had brought over 15 kilometers, the women’s season laid with bronze. Four years ago in Pyeongchang there were still seven times noble metal. Highlights were twice gold for Laura Dahlmeier and once for Arnd Peiffer. Both have meanwhile resigned.
The result at a glance