Tarjei Boe (NOR)
Andreas Birnbacher (GER), Simon Fourcade (FRA)
Simon Schempp (GER)

NORWAY CELEBRATES WORLD CHAMPION TITLE IN MEN'S RELAY

09.03.2012
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Tarjei Boe (NOR, Fischer) secured gold medal in men's relay at World Championships in Ruhpolding. Silver went to France with Fischer-biathlete Simon Fourcade (FRA, Fischer skis and boots).
Norway shows great catch-up
Although Norwegian team started with a lot of bad luck after their first athlete Bjoerndalen picked up one penalty they never gave up the race. They started a great catch-up and their third athlete Tarjei Boe almost closed the gap to the leading group. Silver medal went to Frenchmen with Simon Fourcade who were in the lead for a long time. Norwegians claimed victory with a 30 second margin against France, bronze went to Germany, 52 seconds back - after a "solid race", Andreas Birnbacher (GER, Fischer) told. In line-up with his brand mates Simon Schempp and Arnd Peiffer (both GER, Fischer) he could be happy with his medal. The Austrians in line-up with Simon Eder and Daniel Mesotitsch (both AUT, Fischer skis and boots) finished fifth with only three spare rounds behind the fast Italians in line-up with the Windisch brothers Dominik and Markus (both ITA, Fischer).
Men relay, Ruhpolding (GER):
1. Ole Einar Bjoerndalen
NOR 0+0 1+3 1:17:26.8
1. Rune Brattsveen
NOR 0+0 0+2 1:17:26.8
1. Tarjei Boe
NOR 0+1 0+1 1:17:26.8
1. Emil Hegle Svendsen
NOR 0+0 0+0 1:17:26.8
2. Jean Guillaume Beatrix
FRA 0+1 0+1 1:17:56.5
2. Simon Fourcade
FRA 0+1 0+1 1:17:56.5
2. Alexis Boeuf
FRA 0+1 0+0 1:17:56.5
2. Martin Fourcade
FRA 0+2 0+3 1:17:56.5
3. Simon Schempp
GER 0+0 0+1 1:18:19.8
3. Andreas Birnbacher
GER 0+1 0+3 1:18:19.8
3. Michael Greis
GER 0+2 0+0 1:18:19.8
3. Arnd Peiffer
GER 0+1 0+2 1:18:19.8
4. Christian De Lorenzi
ITA 0+2 0+1 1:18:55.7
4. Markus Windisch
ITA 0+1 0+2 1:18:55.7
4. Dominik Windisch
ITA 0+2 0+1 1:18:55.7
4. Lukas Hofer
ITA 0+0 0+1 1:18:55.7