Luck in disguise: Johannes Thingnes Bö had a small moment of shock. © IMAGO/Fotostand / Hettich
Even with biathlon dominator Johannes Thingnes Bö, things don't always go perfectly. The Norwegian has had a painful encounter with the ski roller conveyor.
Munich – You might think he could do it all: Johannes Thingnes Bö has been leaving the rest of the biathlon world in the shadows for years, while he himself takes victory after victory. He is too dominant to think it possible that a mishap could happen to him. But even the biathlon star is only human.
|Johannes Thingnes Bö|
|Born:||May 16, 1993 (age 30), Stryn, Norway|
|Spouse:||Hedda Kløvstad Dæhli (married 2018)|
|World Cup victories:||101|
Biathlon superstar Bö "crashed into the wall" during training
Bö told the Norwegian broadcaster TV2 about a painful training accident that he had caused himself. The 30-year-old fell on his ski conveyor belt during training, but was spared from worse injuries. "I had a little guardian angel," Bö confessed.
According to his own statements, the accident could have been much worse, in the end he only suffered a slight scratch on his elbow. "I wonder to myself what happened. I ran normally, probably at 18 or 19 kilometers per hour. All of a sudden, I fell on my stomach and hit the back of the wall," he said.
In an older video, Bö shows how he trains on the conveyor belt at home in a sport-specific way:
Biathlon dominator Bö is lucky in a training accident
As a result, Bö has tightened its security measures. "It was terrifying," he had to admit himself. He used to wear the emergency stop switch on his hip, but now he relies on a suspension on the ceiling to catch him in the event of a fall. Bö had bought the modern ski roller belt before last season and, according to TV2, will cost around 90,000 euros.
The winter sports athlete is currently training at home while his colleagues are sweating at the training camp in Spain. The reason is the imminent birth of his second child, which he and his wife Hedda are eagerly waiting for. However, the mishap did not stop him from training for a long time, as he reported. "After a few minutes, I was back on the mill."
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