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Mass start: BÖ sovereign

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.

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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

Medal mirror

BÖ, Fillot Maillet, BÖ

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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

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