The German biathletes have missed the conclusion of the home world Cup in Oberhof the first season victory since a year almost. In the case of difficult Wind and track conditions, Karolin Horchler, Franziska Hildebrand, Franziska Preuss and Denise Herrmann ran on Sunday but a strong second place. In the lead of the race circuit runner Herrmann made at the last standing fence round a two-shot penalty, so that Russia secured the victory. The German Quartet had two Extra rounds, and ten of 33.5 seconds behind Reloads. Place three secured the Czech Republic.
With the first relay podium of the season, the German ladies to be rehabilitated for the debacle in the Sprint, as no came in the top 30. “That feels good, and is a confirmation that we can forward to attack. The result gives quite a lot of courage,” said the Prussian in the ZDF.
it is the eighth for the men
However, disappointed the German men at the conclusion of the home world Cup in Oberhof due to a weak shooting performance and missed a podium finish with the season. Erik Lesser, Simon Schempp, Arnd Peiffer and Benedikt Doll had to be about 4 x 7.5 km with a disappointing eighth place satisfied. It is the worst season result was in Oberhof. Overall, the Quartet was 17 spare rounds, in addition, Schempp and Peiffer had to once each in the penalty round. At the end of the German 2:54,9 minutes behind the victorious Russians, who sat with 1:01,1 minutes ahead of France and Austria (+ 2:18,6 minutes).
the Lesser, of the plagued in the first season-third with persistent back problems, showed with only one spare rounds, the strongest performance and became the Second time in a lead Quartet. Schempp, who is currently completely out of shape, had been in the Prone position in the penalty loop and lost on the route a significant amount of time on the competition. Also, the Sprint Olympic champion Peiffer an extra round turn. The first German Oberhof-season win in eight years was totally out of reach.