Czech biathlete Markéta Davidová on the SP sprint track in Oslo.
Oslo – Today's biathlon women's sprint at the World Cup in Oslo was postponed to Saturday due to bad weather. It will take place instead of the planned pursuit race, which was canceled by the organizers. The International Biathlon Union (IBU) reported on this on its website.
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The final sprint of this year, in which the five female representatives of the Czech Republic, headed by the seventh woman of the series, Markéta Davidová, were to fight, was originally supposed to start at 15:20. Due to thick fog, it was first postponed for half an hour and then moved to the next day. The IBU will inform about the new schedule in the next few hours.
“It was mainly about visibility on the shooting range. The conditions would not be the same there,” said the sports director of the German Biathlon Union, Felix Bitterling. “It was more than borderline. It would have been just luck,” he added.
The closest to victory in the discipline is current world champion Denise Herrmannová Wicková of Germany, who leads by fourteen points ahead of Dorothea Wiererová of Italy. The small crystal globe for the pursuit race was won by the French Julia Simon, who has 23 points more than the second Elvira Öberg from Sweden. Simonová also leads the overall ranking of the World Cup, by 144 points ahead of Wiererová.
There is still a maximum of 180 points in the game. After Saturday's sprint, the program in Oslo should culminate in a race with a mass start.