Biathlon live today: Pursuit of the men on the Pokljuka - women only play a supporting role
Created: 01/07/2023Updated: 01/07/2023 13:44
By: Marcus Giebel
In biathlon, the World Cup on Pokljuka is coming up this weekend.
How are the DSV athletes doing in Slovenia?
The pursuit races in the live ticker.
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Biathlon in the live ticker: pursuit of the women on the Pokljuka - stood at the finish line
1. Elvira Oberg (SWE)
29:41.6 minutes (0-0-0-0)
2. Dorothea Wierer (ITA)
+ 0:18 (0-0-1-0)
3. Julia Simon (FRA)
+ 0:22 (0-1-1-0)
4. Paulina Batovska (SVK)
+ 0:31 (0-0-1-1)
7. Denise Herrmann-Wick (GER)
+ 0:37 (0-1-1-0)
26.Vanessa Voigt (GER)
+ 2:48 (0-0-1-1)
+++ Hettich-Walz, on the other hand, made a decent leap and ended the pursuit in 33rd place.
+++ Voigt ends up in 26th place, so he also loses places compared to the sprint.
+++ Herrmann-Wick has to pull Persson in the end and finishes seventh.
+++ Öberg gets the victory thanks to a strong shooting performance - her sixth in her career.
Second is Wierer ahead of Simon.
+++ Herrmann-Wick improves to sixth place by the first split time on the lap.
Maybe fourth place is still possible.
Happy winner: Elvira Öberg won the Pokljuka pursuit in a superior manner.
© IMAGO / GEPA pictures
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Biathlon in the live ticker: Öberg does not leave any of the 20 targets
+++ Voigt makes a mistake, Hettich-Walz even misses two targets.
Herrmann-Wick remains flawless and starts the final lap in eighth place.
+++ Öberg hits all the targets again and rushes towards victory.
Behind them only Wierer remains clean.
+++ Öberg has already gained a good lead, but things are getting tight behind them.
Herrmann-Wick has already made up two places.
+++ Hettich-Walz remains without mistakes and is already 28.
+++ Voigt misses one of the five targets and returns to the track in 22nd place.
+++ Herrmann-Wick cannot use the mistakes of the competitors and also leaves a disc.
She finds herself in eleventh place.
+++ Of the top 3, only Öberg remains flawless.
+++ At the top, Batovska closes in on Öberg, with Wierer following in her slipstream.
Biathlon in the live ticker: Herrmann-Wick falls behind - Voigt error-free
+++ Hettich-Walz also clears all five discs.
Voigt remains without mistakes again.
+++ Herrmann-Wick has to go into the penalty loop once.
It falls back two places to seventh place.
+++ Simon leaves a disc standing, Öberg pulls away with it.
+++ Herrmann-Wick is now fifth after the first shooting.
+++ Voigt didn't miss a single target either and worked his way up to 19th place.
Hettich-Walz shoots a mistake.
+++ Öberg and Simon remain flawless, Wierer and Batovska are also catching up.
And Herrmann-Wick also shoots zero errors.
+++ Herrmann-Wick gained four seconds on the first kilometer on Öberg.
+++ Elvira Öberg is on the track, the pursuit race is running.
Biathlon in the live ticker: Weidel has to cancel the start
+++ Anna Weidel does not start in the pursuit race, leaving only three German women.
Overall, only 55 instead of 60 athletes take part in the race.
+++ 20 shots must be fired per athlete in this race - ten lying down and ten standing up.
+++ In the sprint, Herrmann-Wick was the only starter to make it into the top 10 with two shooting errors. The first three, on the other hand, all remained flawless.
+++ Denise Herrmann-Wick is 36 seconds behind first place, but the podium is only 17 seconds away.
+++ The pursuit race starts here at 11.30 a.m.
So four German women are at the start.
Biathlon World Cup on the Pokljuka: women's pursuit race - was before the start
Munich – The first World Cup of 2023 takes the biathletes to the Slovenian plateau of Pokljuka, where the women's and men's pursuit races will take place this Saturday.
It is the fourth stop of the season, which will culminate in the World Championships in Oberhof (February 6th to 19th).
Denise Herrmann-Wick in the Hochfilzen sprint provided the only German victory so far this season.
The relays, on the other hand, have so far impressed with three podium finishes in four races.
Is on the Pokljuka in the hunt for the podium: Denise Herrmann-Wick convinced in the sprint race.
© IMAGO / Eibner Europe
Biathlon World Cup on the Pokljuka: Herrmann-Wick and Doll as the best DSV athletes in the pursuit races
Herrmann-Wick is also the great hope in Slovenia from the DSV point of view.
She starts the ten-kilometer, four-shooting race 36 seconds behind sprint winner Elvira Öberg of Sweden.
Vanessa Voigt in 23rd place (1:15 minutes behind) and Anna Weidel in 26th place (1:24 minutes) are much further behind at the start.
Janina Hettich-Walz is also there, but is 2:01 minutes behind in 45th place.
Franziska Preuss and Vanessa Hinz had decided not to take part because they were ill.
For the men, where dominator Johannes Thingnes Boe will open the pursuit race after his sixth individual win of the season, the DSV has two hot irons in the fire: Benedikt Doll is fourth, 1:03 behind, but is only seven seconds behind a podium finish, and Roman Rees is just another 15 seconds down in eighth place.
Also there are Philipp Horn (29th place, 2:18 minutes behind), Justus Strelow (42nd place, 2:41 minutes) and Johannes Kühn (44th place, 2:44 minutes).