Arnd Peiffer showed the victory fist and ran smiling across the finish line. With his strong second place in the pursuit of Hochfilzen Sprint and Olympic champion has been racing in the German biathletes on Saturday in the fifth item of the season is already the third podium place. After the Harz had been missing due to the birth of the first child to the start of the season in the first season of the race, returned to the 31-Year-old one day after his fifth place in the Sprint at the world Cup in Austria permanently in the top of the world.

“I’m totally glad that I was able to bring on the end of the Zero, and that it worked out so well,” said Peiffer, who hit 19 of his 20 shots. In the case of the last two shootings, he remained free of errors and secured his best result of the still-young winter. However, he had to admit: “I was nervous before the final shoot. I tried to focus on the technology – this was a good recipe.“

Fast, only the Frenchman Martin Fourcade, who made no errors in the shooting range, and it is 12.5 kilometers in the goal with 13.7 seconds ahead of Peiffer. Third Vetle Sjåstad Christiansen. The Norwegians could not fight back on the final round decisively against Peiffer.

Just 24 hours after his third place in the Sprint world champion, awarded Doll Benedikt another podium with three errors in the last shoot. After a total of five criminal the 28-year-old black forest was round up to 17. Place through passed. The mass start world champion Simon Schempp worked without error after a strong showing from the 25. on the eighth rank to the front. Erik Lesser came with two errors in 23, John Boldly on rank 25.