News : Biathlon World Cup 2020/21 results from Oberhof: Who will win the men’s relay on Friday?
The biathlon–World cup 2020/21 for men has been in full swing since the end of November 2020. The next stop is the biathletes Oberhof required. The disciplines sprint over 10 km, relay with 4 x 7.5 km and the mass start over 15 km are on the competition schedule from January 13th to 17th, 2021.
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Biathlon World Cup 2020/21 in Oberhof with sprint, relay and men’s mass start
Find out how the biathletes in Oberhof fare in the 10 km sprint, the 4 x 7.5 km relay and the 15 km mass start with all the results of the competitions here. For a better overview, we have put together all the dates of the biathlon competitions in Oberhof from January 13th to 17th, 2021 in a clear table.
|01/13/2021||2.30 p.m.||10 km sprint|
|January 15, 2021||2.30 p.m.||Relay 4 x 7.5 km|
|January 17, 2021||12.30 p.m.||15 km mass start|
PHOTOS: Biathlon World Cup 2019/20 THAT is the German squad
Results from the 2020/21 men’s Biathlon World Cup in Oberhof current
You can see how the biathlon stars did in the sprint, pursuit, relay and mass start here shortly after the competitions news.de read the results overview.
+++ January 13th, 2021: Peiffer sprints in Oberhof in third place – 50th World Cup victory for Bö +++
Olympic champion Arnd Peiffer secured the first podium of the new year for the German biathletes at the World Cup home game in Oberhof. In the sprint, the 33-year-old finished third on Wednesday with no shooting errors. In the Thuringian Forest, the Norwegian Johannes Thingnes Bö was unbeatable again. Behind the overall World Cup leader, his fellow countryman Sturla Holm Laegreid, who was also faultless, took second place. Former world champion Erik Lesser missed the podium by just 2.7 seconds after ten kilometers despite a perfect shooting performance.
For the 27-year-old Bö it was already the 50th World Cup victory of his career. With his Olympic victory in Pyeongchang 2018, which does not count as a World Cup success, the high-flyer has so far achieved 51 career victories. Only Norway’s legend Ole Einar Björndalen (94 World Cup wins / 95 career victories) and Frenchman Martin Fourcade (79/83), both of whom are no longer active, have had more successes than Bö.
+++ January 13th, 2021: Second Biathlon World Cup in Oberhof starts with a men’s sprint +++
The second Biathlete World Cup week in Oberhof begins on Wednesday (2.30 p.m. / ARD and Eurosport) with the men’s sprint. In the race over ten kilometers in the Thuringian Forest, the Norwegians are again favored around the overall World Cup leader Johannes Thingnes Bö. The German ski hunters with Olympic champion Arnd Peiffer want to improve after mixed results in the previous week. For the first time since 2015, the hosts failed to make it onto the podium at the home game.
The fact that the biathletes are staying in Thuringia for two weeks this year and that it is not about victories in Ruhpolding as usual is due to the corona pandemic. The world association IBU had decided on a double event without spectators.
+++ January 9th, 2021: Peiffer pursuit tenth – again triple success for Norway +++
Arnd Peiffer finished tenth in the pursuit at the Biathlon World Cup in Oberhof as the best German. The 33-year-old was clear four times on Saturday and after a disappointing 47th place in the sprint made up 37 positions the day before. As in the sprint, the Norwegians celebrated a triple triumph, the fourth for the entire Norwegian team this winter and the third for the men. In his fourth win of the season, Sturla Holm Laegreid (2 mistakes) relegated his teammates Johannes Dahle (2 / + 15.6 seconds) and Tarjei Bö (3 / + 25.4 seconds) to the places.
Erik Lesser (2 mistakes) also made up 14 places in eleventh place. The Sprint 15. Benedikt Doll finished 19th after three mistakes. Philipp Horn (4) finished 29th. Simon Schempp (1) took 45th place and, like in 58th place, could not convince in the sprint.
+++ 08.01.2021: German ski hunters disappoint – triple success for Norway +++
The German biathletes suffered a severe setback at the start of the Biathlon Home World Cup in Oberhof. After Arnd Peiffer won the mass start in the last race of the previous year in Hochfilzen, the Olympic champion had to be satisfied with a disappointing 47th place on Friday in the sprint over ten kilometers after three mistakes. Meanwhile, the Norwegians celebrated the second triple success of the season in the empty stadium due to the corona. In his 49th World Cup victory, overall winner Johannes Thingnes Bö relegated his brother Tarjei and the equally faultless Sturla Holm Laegreid to the places despite a penalty loop.
The best German was ex-world champion Benedikt Doll in 15th place (1 error / 1: 12.0 minute). “I lacked stability and then you wobble around a lot,” said the 30-year-old. Meanwhile, Simon Schempp crossed the finish line in 58th place after a shooting error and a deficit of 2: 37.0 minutes on the top, just about making it into the pursuit, Lucas Fratzscher (2 penalties) in 61st. missed. Philipp Horn (1) finished 23rd, Erik Lesser (2) finished 25th. “I’m really pissed off,” said the 32-year-old local hero Lesser.
So for the Germans in the hunting race on Saturday (2.45 p.m. / ZDF and Eurosport) it is all about cosmetic results. At the end of the first of the two Oberhof World Cups, the two mixed relays are on the program on Sunday. Also in the coming week there will be running in the Thuringian Forest. Because the races from Ruhpolding were relocated to Oberhof due to the corona.
+++ January 5th, 2021: Biathlete Schempp in Oberhof back in the German World Cup team +++
Ex-world champion Simon Schempp is returning to the German biathlon team for the first time this winter at the home world cup in Oberhof. The 32-year-old was nominated for the races from Friday in the Thuringian Forest, as the German Ski Association announced on Tuesday. “It is difficult to say exactly where I stand because I have not yet been able to compare internationally. Miracles are not to be expected, but I do think that I can achieve decent results,” said the two-time Olympic runner-up Schempp.
The Swabian, who was the German number one for years and also the final runner of the relay, had not been able to prevail in the internal qualification before the start of the season in Finland. It was also not taken into account in Hochfilzen in December. Schempp now gets his chance at the home races. The last time was “not so easy” for him, said the veteran.
In addition to Schempp, Lucas Fratzscher is also there again, so Roman Rees and Johannes Kühn have to take a break. Arnd Peiffer, Benedikt Doll, Erik Lesser and Philipp Horn also start. The German women are led by Denise Herrmann. In addition, Maren Hammerschmidt, Janina Hettich, Vanessa Hinz, Franziska Preuß and Anna Weidel are fighting for points.
In Oberhof, two World Cups in a row are on the program in front of empty stands. The planned event in Ruhpolding next week was moved to Thuringia due to the corona situation.
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