The German biathletes are in the first season of the new race of the season ran on. At the conclusion of the second world Cup in Austrian Hochfilzen to be in the lineup, Simon Schempp, Johannes Kühn, Arnd Peiffer and Benedikt Doll Olympic champion Sweden and Norway beaten. In total, the German Quartet, made only six spare rounds, Boldly but had to round even in the criminal. After 4×7,5 kilometers, the Team of national coach Mark Kirchner 28.8 seconds behind the winner.

The etatamäßige start runner Erik Lesser, who suffers from back problems, was spared. After the penalty round, Kühn, the German Team was 14. more than a Minute behind the top back. But Peiffer brought up with a strong performance of his Team on the seventh position to the front of the Doll to secure the podium finish.

German women on the podium only failed Seventh

The German women’s relay, however, has in the world Cup for the first time in almost three years. The Quartet with Vanessa Hinz, Franziska Preuss, Karolin Horchler and Denise Herrmann had to settle for in Hochfilzen after a weak shooting performance with a ranking of seven. The victory of Italy, the Team of the German ski Federation, nine had two spare rounds and had to twice in a penalty lap, at the finish of the residue 2:05 minutes fraud. The second place Sweden won ahead of France.

To Position two lying down, it was time for Preuß after the standing shoot twice in the penalty round. The 24-Year-old dropped back down to rank 15. “This is extremely bitter, to me, the insane one who’s sorry. You can’t change it but, unfortunately,” said Preuß.

Recently, the team had 24. January 2016 missed in Antholz, in ninth place, the first three places. Also at the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang in February, it had round after a three-criminal, in Eighth, not for the medals passed.

Without the double-Olympic champion Laura Dahlmeier, the pauses in the world Cup after their extended break from training, ran it previously in the individual race in Hochfilzen disappointing. A ninth place in the pursuit of Franziska Hildebrand, the best result was.

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