While Marte Olsbu Røiseland (31) is the Olympic queen, Quentin Fillon Maillet (29) is the Olympic king and the person who gave the best of all athletes to the tournament.
What the French biathlete did at the Olympic Games in Beijing surpasses even the legendary Martin Fourcade.
Martin Fourcade managed a maximum of three gold medals (hunting start/combined start/mixed relay) at the Olympics four years ago. Fillon Maillet has won two golds (normal start/on hunt) and three silvers (sprint/relay/mixed relay) and can claim a medal in all drills if he claims the final joint start on Saturday.
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For the past three seasons, Fillon Maiet has been third in the World Cup overall. This season he could become the fourth French player after Patrice Billy Salins (1993/1994), Raphael Poirier (four times) and Martin Fourcade (seven times) to stand with the biggest and most generous trophy after 22 World Cup races.
The Olympics do not count in the World Cup, but in the statistics of athletes in Beijing, Marty Olspo Rosland is the closest to scoring points in favor of Fionn Maiet. Three exercises are counted in the points overview: normal, starting sprint and hunting, and these ten performed best during the tournament:
1. Quentin Fillon Maillot 174 inch
2- Marty Olspo Rossland 168
3. Johannes Things Poe 148
4 – Elvira Oberg 136
5- Targy Bo 136
6. Anton Smolsky 112
7- Maxim Tsvetkov 110
8. Dorothea Ferrer 109
9- Edward Latypov 108
10. Dennis Hermann 103.
We have nothing to complain about when it comes to medals and achievements, and we have every reason to be happy, sports director Per-Arne Botnan tells VG, knowing that Norway has two good gold chances left at the start of the joint Friday for both genders.
The Norwegian camp was also impressed by what Quentin Fillon-Mallet achieved during the Olympics.
– he is strong. He was very good earlier in the season as well, but he showed his strength by completing such a good tournament. Both Quentin and Mart say both Quentin and Mart are “high-level racers” who have succeeded here in the rise.
Marte Olsbu Røiseland has taken the Adventure Championship and won 3 golds (sprint/start catch/mixed relay) and 1 bronze (regular).
The end of the Olympics will be full of excitement with two races on Friday. Due to strong winds and cold, the women’s joint start from Saturday to . was moved forward Friday at 08.00. Gentlemen The joint start starts at 10.00.
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