Biathlon World Championships in Oberhof (Germany), women – 15 km endurance race, 15 February. Swedish Hanna Öberg.
Oberhof (Germany) – Markéta Davidová, while defending the title of world champion in the endurance race, took tenth place at the biathlon championship in Oberhof after three shooting errors. Sweden's Hanna Öberg won, who with one penalty minute left compatriot Linn Persson behind by 10.3 seconds. Bronze was won by the leading woman in this discipline in the World Cup, Lisa Vittozzi from Italy.
Photo gallery: Biathlon WC in Oberhof
While two years ago in Pokljuka, Davidová shot flawlessly, this time she waited a long time for a clean shot. In the first three, she scored one penalty minute each, and only in the fourth did she hit all the targets. With starting number two, she then waited to see what it would be enough for. Other favorites were also missing, so she remained in the top ten anyway.
The victorious Öberg confirmed that she is strong in the endurance race at big events. After the Olympic gold medal in PyeongChang 2018 and the world title in 2019, she triumphed for the third time in her career.