The biathlon start at the home World Cup in Oberhof was disappointing. No German woman made it into the top 10. The men wanted to deliver a better result – and were even weaker.
The start of the Biathlon World Cup in Oberhof was also dominated by the Norwegians for men. Johannes Thingnes Bö won the sprint ahead of brother Tarjei Bö and Sturla Holm Laegreid. In the women’s category, a Norwegian had already won Tiril Eckhoff.
Another thing both races have in common: The Germans disappointed. Because with 15th place Benedikt Doll was the best DSV athlete. According to his own statement, he “actually felt good,” said Doll on ZDF. But: “I missed the tension and the power in the mountains.” There was also a mistake in standing shooting.
Erik Lesser only made it to the finish in 25th. “I’m a little pissed off,” he said. He was particularly dissatisfied with his shooting performance. The same applies to Arnd Peiffer, who after zero errors, missed three shots while standing.
In the pursuit on Saturday, the DSV athletes want to catch up at least a few places.