Biathlon now in the live ticker: pursuit of women on the Pokljuka
Created: 01/07/2023Updated: 01/07/2023 11:12 am
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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+++ The pursuit race starts here at 11.30 a.m.
So four German women are at the start.
Biathlon today in the live ticker: pursuit of the women on the Pokljuka - current status before the start
1. Elvira Oberg (SWE)
2. Julia Simon (FRA)
3. Dorothea Wierer (ITA)
4. Paulina Batovska (SVK)
6. Denise Herrmann-Wick (GER)
23.Vanessa Voigt (GER)
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.
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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.
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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).