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Biathlon:Germans miss the podium

The German biathletes disappointed at the World Cup dress rehearsal and clearly missed the podium. Olympic champion Arnd Peiffer became the best athlete of the German Ski Association (DSV) in eleventh place at the World Cup in Antholz in the individual over 20 km when the Russian Alexander Loginow won after two shooting errors. Roman Rees (2 shooting errors) and Johannes Kühn (3) just missed the World Cup norm three weeks before the title fights in Pokljuka (February 10-21) in 16th and 18th place. At the mass start over 15 km on Sunday (3:05 p.m. / ZDF and Eurosport) there is the last chance to secure your ticket for the World Cup. Benedikt Doll experienced a disappointment with five shooting errors. Despite the second best mileage, it was only enough for 26th place. Even Philipp Horn could not rehabilitate himself after his error festival in the Oberhof season. After four shooting errors, he finished 30th. After four errors, three of them in the last shooting, veteran Erik Lesser had to be content with 48th. In the only individual race of the winter in Kontiolahti so far, Lesser (32) came third. Loginow won after a flawless performance in 48: 41.8 minutes ahead of Sturla Holm Lägreid (2 / + 58.5) and Quentin Fillot Maillet from France (2 / + 1: 10.6) on Saturday (13.10 and 15.05) The women’s mass start over 12.5 km and the men’s relay over 4×7.5 km are planned. On Sunday, the women’s relay over 4×6 km and the men’s mass start conclude the dress rehearsal for the World Cup.

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