Biathlon World Cup: Franziska Preuß made a mistake in the mixed relay – she wants to find her way back to her old strength in the sprint. © picture alliance/dpa | Hendrik Schmidt
The 2024 Biathlon World Championships in Nove Mesto will continue on Friday. Then the women’s sprint is on the program. chiemgau24.de is included in the live ticker.
Nove Mesto – At the Biathlon-WM 2024 in Nove Mesto that’s what it says on Friday first individual races at. The women run in a sprint. It starts at 5:20 p.m., chiemgau24.de is in Live ticker for the Biathlon World Cup along with it.
Four German women are tackling the sprint at the 2024 Biathlon World Championships in Nove Mesto. The Top nations have four starting places at the Biathlon World Cup available – in the World Cup there are six. The defending champion also has a personal right to start. That’s called Denise Herrmann-Wick and, as is well known, ended her career.
Biathlon World Cup in the live ticker: This is how the German team starts the sprint
Women’s head coach Kristian Mehringer has chosen Franziska Preuß, Vanessa Voigt, Sophia Schneider and Janina Hettich-Walz decided. Selina Grotian and Johanna Puff, who were nominated for the Biathlon World Championships for the first time, are not there and will therefore not take part in the pursuit on Sunday. The results of the sprint are the basis for the pursuer.
Die Nomination seems logical given the previous achievements. Preuß, Voigt and Hettich-Walz have already run strong sprints this season. Schneider finished a good 15th in the sprint in Oberhof and showed in the preseason that she can perform at a Biathlon World Championships. There she was strong seventh in the sprint and took bronze in the relay. Grotian’s best sprint result was 21st place, Puff came 61st in her only World Cup sprint to date.
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From a German perspective, the clear focus is on Prussia. In She finished in the top ten in four sprints of the current biathlon season, in Oberhof she narrowly missed victory as second. She is sixth in the sprint rankings and eighth in the overall World Cup. The big question is whether she processed Wednesday’s mixed relay. While she was on course for gold, the 29-year-old had major problems at the shooting range and had to go into the penalty loop, which meant she was awarded a German medal.
Voigt showed a flawless performance at the shooting range, but had major problems with his running. At the start of the season in Östersund she came fifth in the sprint, which gives hope for the World Championships. Hettich-Walz is one of the secret favorites. In Oberhof and Ruhpolding she ran into the top six in the sprint. Schneider struggled with health problems throughout the season and is only an outsider.
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An Favorites for the first individual gold at the 2024 Biathlon World Championships there is no lack. Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold from Norway leads the sprint classification ahead of the French Justine Braisaz-Bouchet and the Italian Lisa Vittozzi. The Frenchwoman Lou Jeanmonnot won the sprint in Östersund, while her compatriot Julia Simon showed an outstanding performance in the mixed relay. The Swede Elvira Öberg is also considered a sprint specialist. Click here for the start list
7.5 kilometers are run and each athlete has to go to the shooting range twice. There has Every mistake results in a penalty lap. It starts at 5:20 p.m., with the women starting 30 seconds apart. chiemgau24.de will be included in the live ticker for the Biathlon World Cup from 4:30 p.m.
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The races at the 2024 Biathlon World Cup are not part of the official World Cup. The races are held in isolation from the racing calendar. The results are not included in the overall rankings for women and men. chiemgau24.de reports on all races of the Biathlon World Cup in the live ticker.