Julian Eberhard triumphs in the mass start

Julian Eberhard (AUT, Fischer skis and boots) won the mass start in Kontiolahti (FIN). Anton Shipulin (RUS, Fischer skis and boots) finished third after a fall.

Julian Eberhard came in as the winner in the stadium of Kontiolahti - and was initially not happy. The reason was the fall of the Russian Anton Shipulin in the fight for victory on the last lap. The Austrian was not sure if he was the reason for Shipulin's fall and waited with guilty conscience at the finish on the opponent, who immediately gave him to understand that it was not his fault. Only then the Austrians was able to celebrate  his success. As TV pictures showed, Shipulin put himself the pole between his legs. "I wanted to have a discussion with him, he realized that I came from behind and then we both wanted to go to the right and he crashed. He told me at the finish that it was okay, and now I can be happy about the victory ", said Eberhard, who would probably have been quicker than the Russian with a shooting mistake anyway - after the last shooting he was still 17 seconds behind the leader. Shipulin slowly came to an end after the crash and finished third behind Eberhard and Fourcade (FRA). Sixth went to Arnd Peiffer (GER, Fischer), Ondrej Moravec (CZE, Fischer) finished ninth, ahead of Quentin Fillon Maillet (FRA, Fischer skis and boots).

=> Mass start Men Kontiolahti (FIN)

In a thrilling mass start the Fischer biathletes missed the podium. Local amatador Kaisa Mäkäräinen (FIN, Fischer skis and boots) took one penalty too many to fight for the podium. Fueled by her fans, she finished fourth in front of Hanna Öberg (SWE, Fischer skis and boots). Laura Dahlmeier (GER, Fischer skis and boots) overtook Marte Olsbu (NOR) on the last climb on the way to sixth place, but was beaten on the way to the stadium. Irina Kryuko (BLR, Fischer) was eighth ahead of her teammates Nadezhda Skardino and Darya Domracheva (both BLR, Fischer skis and boots) and Maren Hammerschmidt (GER, Fischer skis and boots).

=> Mass start Women Kontiolahti (FIN)

Athletes in This Article

Ondřej Moravec


Czech Republic

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