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Denise Herrmann misses chance for World Cup medal at the shooting range


Denise Herrmann narrowly missed bronze in the 7.5 km sprint at the Biathlon World Championships in Antholz despite an excellent mileage. The 31-year-old from Oberwiesenthal made three shooting mistakes in difficult wind conditions and had to make do with fifth place despite a strong final round. The podium was 9.2 seconds short, and Marte Olsbu Röiseland became world champion. The Norwegian triumphed after a shooting error in 21: 13.1 minutes ahead of the surprisingly strong Susan Dunklee (USA / 0 shooting error / 6.8 seconds back) and the Czech Lucie Charvatova (1 / 21.3). Röiseland had already won the mixed relay with Norway, the German team had a disappointing fourth place at the start – because Herrmann had blundered in the shooting.

    
Thanks to her very good placement in the sprint, Herrmann secured a great starting position for the pursuer on Sunday (1:00 p.m.) over 10 km. She won the title a year ago in Östersund, and the favored Norwegian Tiril Eckhoff had a bad black day with six mistakes in the sprint. Franziska Preuss from Haag (2 / 40.8) took a good eighth place. Vanessa Hinz (Schliersee / 2 / 49.5) was 14th. On Saturday (2:45 p.m.) Benedikt Doll challenged Johannes Thingnes Bö in the sprint over 10 km high-flyer. He hopes "for a weakness" of the Norwegian, says the 29-year-old, "if he does a perfect race, he is actually almost invincible." In addition to Doll, Johannes Kühn also drew attention to himself in third place in the sprint this winter , Seasoned Arnd Peiffer has not yet been able to convince over the 10 km.

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