Biathlon World Cup race – men's 12.5 km pursuit race, March 4, 2023 Nové Město na Moravě, Žďársko. Norwegian Johannes Thingnes Bö.
Nové Město na Moravě (Žďársko) – Biathlete Michal Krčmář lost three places to sixteenth place in the pursuit race at the World Cup in Nové Město na Moravě. He paid for four mistakes on the range. The leading position from the sprint was confirmed by the Norwegian Bö brothers. Johannes Thingnes decorated the small crystal globe with another emphatic victory, more than half a minute ahead of Tarjei. Swede Martin Ponsiluoma finished third.
Photo gallery: Biathlon SP in Nové Město
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Despite hesitations on the first and third items, Krčmář held on for a long time on the thirteenth place, from which he started the race. However, two mistakes in the final standing shooting dropped him to 19th position, which he improved by three places in the last round. He was almost 37 seconds away from the top ten.
Among the Czech representatives, Tomáš Mikyska also scored, who took 37th place after five penalty rounds. Jakub Štvrtecký was five places behind him with seven mistakes and Adam Václavík took 49th place with the same balance.
The current ruler of the world biathlon, Johannes Thingnes Bö, once again turned the fighter into a solo race. After two zeroes lying down, his lead over his older sibling grew to almost a minute. Although he missed once each time on the stand, he always left the penalty circle before Tarjei opened fire. They were more than half a minute apart at the finish line.
The fight for third place was far behind them. Thanks to the fastest running time, the bronze medal was won by Ponsiluoma, who improved by three places despite five mistakes. He lost more than a minute to the winner.
Results of the SP biathlon in Nové Město na Moravě
Men – 12.5 km pursuit race: 1. J.T. Bö 31:25.1 (2 tr. circuits), 2. T. Bö (both Nor.) -34.6 (1), 3. Ponsiluoma (Swed.) -1:11.0 (5), 4 Doll (German) -1:14.5 (2), 5. Claude -1:37.9 (4), 6. Guigonnat (both Fr.) -1:37.9 (4), … 16. Krčmář -2:24.4 (4), 37. Mikyska -4:33.2 (5), 42. Štvrtecký -4:52.5 (7), 49. Václavík (all Czech Republic) -5:12.7 (7).
Current order of the SP (after 16 of 21 races): 1. J. T. Bö 1319, 2. Laegreid 920, 3. Christiansen 682 (both Nor.), 4. T. Bö 598, 5. Ponsiluoma 567, 6. Doll 534, …14. Krčmář 415, 46. Štvrtecký 59, 50. Mikyska 47, 80. Mareček (ČR) 8, 84. Václavík 5.
15:45 pursuit race 10 km women.