Nordic

Johannes Thingnes Bø wins pursuit race in Oberhof

Johannes Thingnes Bø (NOR, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) won the pursuit race at Biathlon World Cup in Oberhof (GER). In women's race, Anastasiya Kuzmina (SVK, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) took second place.

The women's pursuit ended with an unbeatable start-finish win by Lisa Vittozzi (ITA). In second place Anastasiya Kuzmina stormed from seventh place ater the sprint - despite her four penalties in gusty wind. Franziska Preuß (GER, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) showed by far the biggest catch-up, raging from 45th to sixth with just two penalties - her team-mate Denise Herrmann (GER, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) improved despite her four misses from 36 to nine. Karolin Horchler (GER, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) finished eleventh after being 34th in the sprint. Rank seven went to Susan Dunklee (USA, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) followed by Hanna Öberg (SWE, Fischer skis, bindings and boots), Iryna Kryuko (BLR, Fischer skis and bindings) became tenth.

=> Pursuit Oberhof (GER)

For Johannes Thingnes Bø today's pursuit race was optimal: Already at the first shooting he was able to break away from sprint winner Alexander Loginov (RUS, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) and kept the lead despite difficult wind conditions, although Martin Fourcade (FRA) in the meantime could catch up with him. In the end, the Norwegian was clearly ahead of all the others. Alexander Loginov came in fifth, Julian Eberhard (AUT, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) was eighth and Evgeny Garanichev (RUS, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) tenth.

=> Pursuit Oberhof (GER)