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Johannes Thingnes Bø took his 20th WC gold and touched Bjørndalen after victory in the joint start – Dagsavisen

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Johannes Thingnes Bø took his 20th WC gold and touched Bjørndalen after victory in the joint start – Dagsavisen

This means that he won as many World Cup gold medals in biathlon as Ole Einar Bjørndalen won in his time. The gold in the joint start over 15 kilometers was Thingnes Bø’s tenth individual.

– The WC gold has been going in a row for the last two years. It has become a violent rush, and this has become a kind of mini-dream. This World Cup has been an adventure. I have hit both shooting and cross-country form, said Thingnes Bø to TV 2.

– I have put some extreme years behind me, he added.

The ironing is in awe-inspiring shape. Although he received one penalty round on the first lie down, he almost made it to the back of the lead until the second shooting.

Full houses

There he shot a full house. That was also the case in the first standing shooting. Then the others dropped out, with the exception of the Latvian Andrejs Rastorgujevs, who made it to the silver. With 20 out of 20 hits, he had 15.1 seconds up to the top step of the podium.

30-year-old Thingnes Bø put the finishing touches on the job by knocking down the last five flashes on the last standing as well.

It happened in front of 40,000 enthusiastic spectators at the last and the loudest of all distances in this year’s WC in Nove Mesto na Morave.

– It was a hard race, and I profiled that, said Thingnes Bø.

Unwell

The bronze went to Frenchman Quentin Fillon Maillet. He was 33.0 seconds behind after one miss.

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Tarjei Bø’s last individual WC gold came at the joint start in Nove Mesto na Morave in 2013. This time there were two misses and fourth place with 42.1 seconds to her little brother.

– It felt good, and I am in very good shape. Me and Johannes had decided to speed up a bit on the first lap, and we did. There were many who disappeared early. It was a great race, and there wasn’t much that stood out for a medal, Tarjei Bø told TV 2.

Vetle Sjåstad Christiansen suffered four misses and finished eighth. Sturla Holm Lægreid was number 17, also with four misses.

Johannes Dale-Skjevdal sat out the joint start because he felt unwell on Saturday night and that he was not ready to compete on Sunday.

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