News : Biathlon World Cup 2020/21 Oberhof Results: Preuss strong second in Simon victory in the mass start
The biathlon–World cup 2020/21 for women has been in full swing since the end of November 2020. The next stop – and at the same time the first in the calendar year 2021 – are the biathletes Oberhof required. From January 8th to 17th, 2021, the biathlon women in Oberhof are challenged in the 7.5 km sprint, the relay over 4 x 6 km and the mass start over 12.5 km.
How you can watch the 2020/21 women’s biathlon world cup on TV and live stream is revealed here.
Biathlon World Cup 2020/21 in Oberhof with sprint, relay and mass start of the women
Find out how the biathletes in Oberhof fare in the 7.5 km sprint, the 10 km pursuit, the 4 x 6 km relay and the 12.5 km mass start with all the results of the competitions here. The following competitions will kick off the new one from January 8th to 17th, 2021 Winter sports-Year on the plan:
|01/08/2021||11.20 a.m.||7.5 km sprint|
|01/09/2021||12.45 p.m.||10 km pursuit|
|01/14/2021||2.30 p.m.||7.5 km sprint|
|January 16, 2021||2.45 p.m.||Relay 4 x 6 km|
|January 17, 2021||3 p.m.||12.5 km mass start|
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Biathlon World Cup 2020/21 women: All results from Oberhof at a glance
How the biathlon women fared in the World Cup competitions sprint, relay, pursuit and mass start in Oberhof, you can find out with all results here at a glance.
+++ January 17, 2021: Preuss on 2nd place in the mass start – French Simon wins +++
Biathlete Franziska Preuss just missed the second victory of her career at the end of the Biathlon World Cup in Oberhof. The 26-year-old from Bavaria came second on Sunday after two shooting errors and was only 3.9 seconds behind winner Julia Simon from France in the mass start. Third place over 12.5 kilometers went to Olympic champion Hanna Öberg from Sweden. It was only on Saturday that Preuss led the German women’s relay to their first success in almost two years with a sovereign appearance on the Rennsteig. Preuss celebrated her only individual victory two years ago in the mass start in Ruhpolding.
Second best German on the World Cup routes of 2023 Denise Herrmann (4 mistakes) in 15th, Janina Hettich (2) in 18th and Maren Hammerschmidt (4) in 29th.
+++ January 16, 2020: Women’s relay wins the relay before Belarus and Sweden +++
The German biathletes celebrated their first relay victory in almost two years at the home World Cup in Oberhof. The quartet with Vanessa Hinz, Janina Hettich, Denise Herrmann and Franziska Preuss prevailed on Saturday with only five spare rounds with a 17.4 second lead over Belarus and Sweden. In the two relay races so far this winter, runner-up world champions Germany had only made one podium when the team finished third in Kontiolahti. Previously, Germany won the World Cup in Canmore, Canada for the last time in February 2019. At that time, Hinz and Herrmann were already there.
Overall, it is only the second victory ever for the German ski hunters this winter. Previously, only Arnd Peiffer had won the men’s competition in Hochfilzen in December.
+++ January 15, 2021: Biathlon relay in Oberhof with Hinz, Hettich, Herrmann and Preuß +++
Vanessa Hinz, Janina Hettich, Denise Herrmann and Franziska Preuß contest the relay race for the German biathletes at the home World Cup in Oberhof, Thuringia. The line-up for the race on Saturday (2.45 p.m. / ARD and Eurosport) was announced by the German Ski Association on Friday. For the quartet, the team is looking for the first podium of the new year. In the previous two seasons this winter, it was enough for vice-world champions Germany to make one podium. The favorite to win is again world champion Norway around long-term winner Tiril Eckhoff.
+++ 01/14/2021: Preuss in the biathlon sprint in Oberhof sixth – Eckhoff wins +++
The German biathletes have to wait for their first podium in the new year. At the home World Cup in Oberhof, Franziska Preuss took sixth place in the sprint after a shooting error and was 33.5 seconds behind the faultless winner Tiril Eckhoff. While the Norwegian won for the sixth time this winter, the 26-year-old from Bavaria was almost 21 seconds off third on Thursday. Second after 7.5 kilometers in the Thuringian Forest was the Italian Dorothea Wierer, ahead of the Austrian Lisa Theresa Hauser.
One day after third place for Arnd Peiffer in the men’s sprint Janina Hettich (0 mistakes) was the second best German in 13th place. Former world champion Denise Herrmann had to go into the penalty loop three times and finished the race in 15th place. Maren Hammerschmidt made it to 17th place without a shooting error.
+++ 01/14/2021: Four new corona cases at the Biathlon World Cup in Oberhof +++
There are four new corona cases at the Biathlon World Cup in Oberhof, Thuringia. As the world association IBU announced on Thursday, there are two team members of the Russian delegation, one person from the Japanese team and an official. Athletes are not affected, it said.
Since the start of the World Cup in the previous week, a total of around 2,100 corona tests have been carried out, and 22 people provided positive results. Among other things, two athletes from the Czech Republic and the entire Bulgarian team have already had to be quarantined. Organizing committee volunteers were also affected.
+++ 01/13/2021: Herrmann and Co. challenged in the biathlon sprint in Oberhof +++
For the German biathletes around ex-world champion Denise Herrmann, the second week of the World Cup begins in Oberhof on Thursday (2.30 p.m. / ARD and Eurosport) with the sprint. After Olympic champion Arnd Peiffer’s third place in the men’s category on Wednesday, the women also want to improve significantly. The favorites over the 7.5 kilometers in the Thuringian Forest are the Norwegians Tiril Eckhoff and Marte Olsbu Röiseland. Last week, Franziska Preuss was the best German ski hunter in the sprint as 14th. After that, the relay and mass start races will be held on the Rennsteig until Sunday.
+++ January 9th, 2021: German biathletes again without a top result – Eckhoff wins again +++
Tiril Eckhoff also won the second individual race at the Biathlon World Cup in Oberhof. The Norwegian won the pursuit one day after her sprint success. The 30-year-old relegated her teammate Marte Olsbu Röiseland (0 errors / + 0.5 seconds) and the Austrian Lisa Theresa Hauser (1 / + 43 seconds) to the places on Saturday over the ten kilometers after two mistakes.
For the German women, the start of the new year was completely unsuccessful. After the disappointing sprint result, things didn’t go much better in the chase race: the best was the sprint 14. Franziska Preuß (26), who finished 18th after four penalties.
Denise Herrmann suffered another severe setback. Before the start of the season, the 32-year-old had formulated ambitions for the yellow jersey, but this winter is following her demands. After seven penalty loops, she was only 32nd. Herrmann has not yet finished a season race without a mistake.
Vanessa Hinz (28/1 fault) was 21st, Janina Hettich (24/1) 28th and Anna Weidel (24/0) came in 36th.
+++ 08.01.2021: Preuss 14th in the biathlon sprint from Oberhof – Norwegian Eckhoff wins +++
The German biathletes started the first Biathlon World Cup in Oberhof without a top ten place. In the sprint over 7.5 kilometers, Franziska Preuss delivered the best result in 14th place on Friday. The 26-year-old was 1: 13.4 minutes behind the outstanding winner Tiril Eckhoff after a penalty loop. In her fourth win of the season, the Norwegian relegated the equally flawless Swede Hanna Öberg to second place by 29.6 seconds. The Austrian Lisa Theresa Hauser (1 error / + 40.2 seconds), supervised by German coaches Ricco Groß and Gerald Hönig, took third place on the podium of her career.
Denise Herrmann (32), who was second in the sprint last year, finished in 15th place after two mistakes 0.2 seconds behind Preuss. This gives the two of them a solid starting position for the pursuit on Saturday (12.45 p.m. / ZDF and Eurosport).
Meanwhile, Maren Hammerschmidt (31/2 errors) missed qualifying for the hunting race in 69th place. Vanessa Hinz (28) is 33rd, Janina Hettich (24) is 44th and Anna Weidel (24/0) is 49th.
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