Complete Norwegian control in Hochfilzen – women take double relay win

Complete Norwegian control in Hochfilzen – women take double relay win

First, the men performed an impressive relay, then the women responded with an even greater show of strength in Austria.

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After two World Cup weekends, Norway can celebrate four out of a possible four victories in the biathlon relay.

Because after the men won their ninth consecutive relay, the women followed suit:

Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold was able to raise her arms in the air and celebrate the victory 31 seconds ahead of Sweden. France ranked third.

TEAM SPIRIT: Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold gets a victory hug from her teammates.

Jonny Arnecliffe opened the relay for Norway, before Marit Skogan was sent off in her first World Cup relay.

Debutant Skogan had a strong stage, with only one missed shot, before sending Caroline Naughton chasing the leading Italy.

-I’m very impressed with Marit’s appearance. It’s fun to be in this team here, I’m really proud,” a delighted Landmark Tandrevold told TV 2.

Debut win: Marit Skogan, right, gets to celebrate the victory in her first World Cup relay.

Knotten was soon able to make up for Italy’s 29-second lead and by switching Landmark Tandrevold could emerge 20 seconds ahead.

The Bærum girl had to resort to one extra shot on the final shot, but was able to hold on to the second relay win of the season against Sweden’s Elvira Öberg.

– We have the best relay team in the world at the moment, no matter who we put in, shouted TV 2 commentator Marius Skilbeck after the final shootout.

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FRONT: Johnny Arnicliffe set the pace from the start on his opening stage.

The relay concludes an almost perfect weekend for the Norwegian team:

  • Winning both stages.
  • Winning both sprint races (Tarjei Bø and Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold).
  • Johannes Thingnes Bø was the best at the start of the chase, with four Norwegians among the top four
  • Third place for Ingrid Landmark Tandrifold in the women’s fishing start.

The World Cup continues in Lenzerheiden, Switzerland, next weekend.

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