Team Norway with Siffert Gutturm Bakken, Johannes Thingness Poe, Tarjee Poe and Vettel Sigstad Kristiansen claimed victory in the biathlon relay in Östersund, Sweden, on Saturday, ahead of France and Russia.
When Johannes Thingnes passed the baton to broadcaster Vettel Sigstad Kristiansen, they were about to break the world record for the number of extra shots used, which is one, for the relay.
Sagastad Christiansen, who ruined the entire season, continued on the same track on Saturday, but had to use three extra shots, one lying down and one standing.
But two houses were full, and Sjåstad Christiansen managed to win Norway ahead of France and Russia.
With four extra shots in total, Norway made the best shots.
– It’s a very high standard. NRK expert Ola Lunde’s comment on the Norwegian team’s efforts said it was difficult to take the lead.
In the first World Cup relay, Siffert Bakken sent Norway into the lead already after the first shot. The boy from Lillehammer, who joined the World Cup squad after a brilliant opening weekend in Lillehammer, maintained his composure even when it mattered most in the last stands.
And with two homes full, he seriously entered the fight for an Olympic spot.
– How did you keep calm? asked an NRK reporter in Östersund
– It’s a very good question. If there is a recipe for doing this, I’d love to have it. “I didn’t focus too much on what was around me,” Bakken told NRK after the race.
It was done with absolute masterly, Ola Lunde said of the newcomer’s phantom stage.
Guttorm Bakken could also send Tarjei Bø to the front, followed by Germany and France.
However, older brother Bø had to come forward with an extra shot in the first lie, but it also had to be Frenchman Jaquelin.
France, who like Norway were one of the favourites, were knocked out 28 seconds later by Norway’s Tarjee Poe, after Jacqueline had to use the extra shot number three.
Russia seemed to be fighting for Norway. But when Bø was full, Serokhvostov lost two. In doing so, Targy Poe is able to pass the “wand” to Johannes Thingness Poe.
The World Cup winner struggled a bit after a cold early in the season, but he achieved what he normally does. But a whole house was lying down and standing, it was only the Russian Loginov who breathed little brother Bo into his neck.
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