Biathlon World Cup: Hauser runs to historic gold


Biathlon World Cup

Lisa Hauser immortalized herself in the Austrian sports history books at the end of the biathlon world championship in Pokljuka, Slovenia.  The  Tyrolean won gold in the mass start competition over 12.5 km on Sunday, making her the first red-white-red biathlete ever to call herself world champion. Hauser stood out from the crowd, especially at the shooting range, where she was the only runner to hit all 20 targets in the 30th field.

Hauser, who had already won silver in the mixed relay and in the pursuit, prevailed 21.7 seconds ahead of Norwegian Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold and her compatriot and favorite Tiril Eckhoff (+23.0). In contrast to the world champion, the two Scandinavians missed one or three times. © The  Tyrolean took the lead after the second prone shooting and did not give it up until the finish. At the last standing shot, Baiba Bendika from Latvia, who had been flawless until then, also missed the shooting range and paved the way for the sovereign Hauser to win gold.

“It’s incredible. It’s so beautiful, ”was the first reaction of the new world champion, who had put the golden cherry on her already historic World Cup cake, in an interview with ORF. In contrast to the relay, in which the shooting range did not go as desired, the Tyrolean didn’t miss anything this time. “I scored zero four times, that was the basic requirement. On the last lap I already had a grin on my face. Everyone cheered me on. Everything is still so much, I still can’t believe it. I’m so happy, I’ll enjoy it now, ”said Hauser.

Hauser is the only one free of errors

© The  Tyrolean maintains her concentration during the last shooting exercise and also sinks the five missing targets.

With her gala performance after Wolfgang Rottmann in Oslo in 2000 in the individual competition and Dominik Landertinger in the mass start in 2009 in Pyeongchang, the 27-year-old Tyrolean provided Austria with only the third World Cup gold in biathlon. Hauser’s third medal in Pokljuka was the 21st Austrian in the history of biathlon world championships. At the end of the title fights on the Pokljuka plateau, the men’s mass start with Simon Eder (3:15 p.m., live on ORF1) is on the program on Saturday.

Biathlon-WM Pokljuka

Women’s mass start (12.5 km):
1. Lisa Hauser OR 36:05,7 0*
2. Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold NOR + 21,7 1
3. Tiril Eckhoff NOR 23,0 3
4. Marte Olsbu Röiseland NOR 23,6 1
5. Lisa Vittozzi ITA 48,9 1
6. Franziska Preuss GER 52,6 2
7. Hanna Öberg SWE 57,7 2
8. Dorothea Wierer ITA 1:05,3 3
9. Baiba Bendika Years 1:14,3 2
10. Vanessa Hinz GER 1:21,2 1

* Shooting error = penalty loops


21st of February Mass start men (15 km) 3.15 p.m. *

* live in ORF1

Medal table

Gold silver Bronze total
1. Norway 6 2 4 12
2. France 2 2 2 6
3. Sweden 2 2 2 6
4. Austria 1 2 3
5. Czech Republic 1 1
6. Germany 2 2
7. Russia 1 1
. Ukraine 1 1
. Belarus 1 1

Stand after eleven of twelve applications

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Biathlon World Cup Hauser runs historic gold


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