Nordic

Olympic Champion Öberg now also World Champion of Östersund

Hanna Öberg (SWE, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) secured the World Champion title on home turf in the individual in Östersund (SWE). Justine Braisaz (FRA, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) won bronze.

Hanna Öberg has never won a World Cup race - now the Olympic champion of PyeongChang (KOR) can also call herself World Champion in the individual competition. As at the Olympics, this time a excellent shooting was the basis for her success. She was 23 seconds faster than the also flawless shooting Lisa Vittozzi (ITA). "I'm in very good shape and had good races here, but it has never been a perfect race. I knew I can do it and today I was even more focused. The last days I enjoyed racing here and being cheered at home, but I did not feel the pressure from outside so much. I will enjoy the celebration tonight", beamed the Swede. For Justine Braisaz, this medal is also a great success after a rather poor season. Laura Dahlmeier (GER, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) shortly missed a medal this time with one fault and thus finished in fourth place. Paulina Fialkova (SVK, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) started with number four and looked like a medal winner for a long time. Finally, the fifth placed even missed gold in the very last shot, before which she briefly had to go to her knees and nevertheless missed the target. Lisa Theresa Hauser (AUT, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) hit all 20 targets and she was happy in seventh place.

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