20. The world Cup victory, double Olympic champion Laura Dahlmeier seems to be only a matter of time. At the Biathlon world Cup in Antholz, the 25-Year-old missed this, only just, won on Saturday in pursuit of the strong second place in their Top-of the Constitution ever closer. “I am crazy about the Podium. It was a very, very good race and another step forward,“ said the seven-time world champion, after she had clenched in the destination radiant with joy, her fist. Dahlmeier, Olympic champion from Pyeongchang, had to give up after a failure, only the local player Dorothea Wierer to six seconds struck. Third, Lisa Vittozzi (+ 16.2 seconds), the shot as her Italian team mate two errors.

For Dahlmeier, who had struggled this season with massive health problems, it was the second Podium of the winter. Also in the final mass start on Sunday (12.45 PM in the ZDF and Eurosport) is one of the part kirchnerin now one of the Top favourites. And could there for the first time since almost a year back at the top of the Podium. In the mass start, Arnd Peiffer is a contender for the podium. In the pursuit race (15.30) he ran as the best German in sixth place. Its already the eleventh season success to the superior Norwegians Johannes Thingnes Bö repeated.

After Dahlmeier was stopped on Thursday after their fourth place in the Sprint still completely pumped out in the target area and supported in the locker room had to be led, she was now almost back to the Old one. Also because they had the tags laid before your cardio session in the mountains and to the hunter flocked close to the Staller saddle in deep snow a couple of turns. “Because the heart goes on me, because the Grin is great,” said the passionate climber.

After two error-free, your locations Are the Bavarian needed at the first Standing position longer and in addition put your last shot then just to the left. The decision was made at the last shoot: Wierer and Vittozzi had to once in the penalty round, Dahlmeier met all of the five disks, was re-dose risk. “During the shoot I made me a second or two more, but that was due to the conditions,” said Germany’s number one.

So you went the same time as Vittozzi 7.7 seconds behind world Cup overall leader in the final round. Wierer not cracked them. For Dahlmeier started shortly before the end against Vittozzi, the decisive attack. “It was a small victory, to leave Lisa behind me,” she said, satisfied. For the other four it was not enough because of too many mistakes for Top rankings. As the only Franziska Hildebrand, 18 ran. in the Top 20.

In the case of the men made it without the five-time Antholz-winner Simon Schempp, who trains at home, only Peiffer in the Top 20. “It was a very decent performance. But I’m standing used in the Wind for a very long time,“ said Harz, who had two penalty laps at the end of 56.7 seconds behind squall.