Gabriela Koukalova won her first Individual Gold medal in today's women's sprint in Hochfilzen. Laura Dahlmeier and Anais Chevalier were among the medalists again after yesterday's Mixed relay. The German secured the Silver medal today while Chevalier won Bronze.
It was a riveting end to the 2017 World Championships and Simon Schempp proved that his red bib isn't a coincidence. The German won the mass start in Hochfilzen and crowned himself individual World Champion for the first time in his career. Johannes Thingnes Boe won his third bronze of the fortnight while Simon Eder gave the host nation more reason to cheer by winning another bronze.
Simon Schempp and Erik Lesser made it a double win for the Germans in front of an enthusiastic home crowd in today's mass start in Oberhof. Martin Fourcade finished third. Here's what they said after the competition finished.
Slavnostní ceremoniál se zlatou Gabrielou Koukalovou
GABRIELA KOUKALOVÁ ceremonial Hochfilzen 2017 MISTRINĚ SVĚTA
ceremony Gabriela Koukalová IBU WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS BIATHLON HOCHFILZEN, Austria women sprint
An afternoon away from the stadium with 22 top biathletes.
After a day with fantastic conditions, three very familiar faces finished on the podium. Gabriela Koukalova started first and finished first, Kaisa Mäkäräinen was able to overcome to misses in the standing shooting to come in second and Marin Dorin-Habert made it to the third place in the first competition of 2017.
IBU World Cup 2017 Oberhof Mass Start Damen
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Gariela Koukalova, Laura Dahlmeier and Dorothea Wierer press conference after the mass start at BMW IBU World Cup in Nove Mesto.
Kaisa Mäkäräinen started first and finished first, never relinquishing her lead. Gabriela Koukalova held on to her 2nd place while Marie Dorin-Habert overtook Laura Dahlmeier to finish in third place.
Sestřih fantastického závodu!