Jan. Der Sprint-Dritte Sebastian Samuelsson zeigt aber nicht nur sportlich. Sebastian Samuelsson (SWE) beim Biathlon-Weltcup in Oberhof. 6. März Der schwedische Staffel-Olympiasieger Sebastian Samuelsson boykottiert das Weltcup-Finale der Biathleten Ende März im russischen. 6. März Leipzig (dpa) - Der schwedische Staffel-Olympiasieger Sebastian Samuelsson boykottiert das Weltcup-Finale der Biathleten Ende März im.
We are back in Oberhof! Snowy,calm conditions — are you sure we are in Oberhof? Yes we are and we should enjoy winter now that it has arrived!
She won comfortably on Thursday shooting clean and leading the field by five seconds to take her first ever win on the World Cup.
It has been on the cards for a while now and she deserves to make it on to the top step of the podium. Second place went to Anais Chevalier following up her third place in the final race of the mass start in Nove Mesto.
She also shot clean and managed to stay ten seconds clear of the third place finisher Hanna Oberg. She also shot clean as did Iryna Kryuko in 5th and Vita Semerenko in 6th.
It was only 4th placed Marte Olsbu Roeiseland who spoiled the top six all shooting clean by missing 1 target.
Dzinara Alimbekava got her personal best finish in 25th as did Susanna Meinen in 39th, Tuuli Tomingas in 42nd and Karoline Knotten in 50th.
From last to first great segue! I think Johannes has been on the podium before though! Loginov shot clean to win by 25 seconds.
Martin Fourcade missed 1 shot to finish 7th and will start 22 seconds behind Johannes Boe in the pursuit. That should be fun!
Biathlon, biathlon, Why do I love you so? Because you are the best sport, Shooting and skiing in the snow! We have the best fans around, And that will never change, Cheering on the athletes, When they are on the shooting range!
But watch out dear biathletes, There is always someone ready to swoop, Especially when you miss a target, And go round the penalty loop.
We also have team Sweden, With gold medallists Seb and Hanna, They are still brilliant biathletes, Even dressed like a banana!
Italy have some amazing shooters, Like Vittozzi and Wierer, Making all the other biathletes, Wish the targets were nearer!
Then there are our officials, Who carry out all the checks, We appreciate all the coaches too, And especially the wax techs! Imagine doing biathlon blind, And shooting with your hearing, Using a guide to get you around, And help you with the steering!
Follow biathlon23 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram! Obviously there was only ever going to be one winner as the combination of Johannes Thingnes Boe and Bib23 are frankly unstoppable!
He won the race in 23 minutes just for good measure. He has always been super talented which begs the question why he decided to dope.
Anyway he served his ban and is back performing well. His form is a mystery but maybe the pressure Boe is putting on him is starting to show.
This season Boe has been starting races ahead of Fourcade on the list and posting tough times to beat. Another Norwegian year-old Johannes Dale, who was on the Junior World Cup last season, got his chance to race on the World Cup and shot clean to finish 15th.
She shot clean and managed to do enough to stay ahead of a remarkable Laura Dahlmeier who made a fantastic comeback after illness.
The pursuits took place on Saturday and with a lead of 21 seconds Johannes would be hard to beat. Tarjei Boe made it a boe-dium moving up 5 places to take third with just 1 miss.
Sebastian Samuelsson moved from 52nd to 10th despite 2 misses. Hanna Oberg moved from 6th to 3rd to take the final podium spot. Her teammates from Sweden had an excellent race with Mona Brorsson going from 36th to 12th, Anna Magnusson from 44th to 4and Linn Persson from 37th to 15th.
Follow biathlon23 on Twitter! Like biathlon23 on Facebook! Thanks to Martin Fourcade winning 7 Overall Titles in a row my trusty thesaurus and I have run out of words to describe him.
Although one we could use is predictable. Johannes Thingnes Boe will try to beat him but he has had a bit of a topsy turvy summer. He got married, he admitted to not being in the best shape and he was also ill for a while and had a back problem.
Not the best preparation to take on the titan that is Fourcade! It would be nice if his big brother Tarjei could get back to the form he showed when he won the Overall all those years ago.
The Germans are always in and around the Top 5 come the end of the season. Anton Shipulin usually finishes third in the Total Score but this summer has suffered from mononucleosis and only confirmed that he would continue racing in biathlon at the start of October.
Not a recipe for success. Lukas Hofer finished fifth last season in the Overall and maybe he could move up a place or two this year and grab a Top 3 but he is not likely to win the big crystal globe.
The Swedes had a great season with their Olympic success and you might think Sebastian Samuelsson or Freddie Lindstrom could mount a serious challenge.
They have a home World Championships in Oestersund and will be looking to repeat their Olympic preparation plan to bring them medals come March.
That means their main focus will not be the World Cups. Last season we only had 2 different winners; Norway and Sweden.
However the Norwegians have lost Bjoerndalen and Svendsen to retirement and there are a lot of strong teams who can get in the mix like Germany, France, Austria and Russia.
There were only two races in the Single Mixed Relay last season and they were won by Austria and France. It all depends on who is racing however so there are a lot of teams who could win this season.
The first round of the World Cup begins in Pokljuka this season. Be careful not to go to Oestersund by mistake!
New things are happening in biathlon this season. They had one of those congress things back in September and the powers that be have made some changes.
Firstly they have introduced a new event! It means there will be 60 starters instead of At the end of the second lap the second 30 stop to shoot and the first 30 continue to ski.
Also it will be formally known at the Massive Start — well by biathlon23 anyway! The IBU have also made a small change to the Individual.
If the conditions are bad, like rubbish weather or rubbish snow, they will have the option of shortening the races.
For the men it will be 15km instead of 20km and the penalty for a miss will be 45 seconds instead of a minute. For the women it will be This will make the person with the calculator at the side of the tracks job much harder when trying to work out the times!
There are a few rule changes too. It seems that someone high up must read my blog as one of my Big Biathlon questions has been answered already.
In the Mixed and Single Mixed Relay there is now the option of the men starting first instead of the women always starting on leg 1.
Weirdly the Juniors have all got older! The Juniors will have their own Nations Cup this season and you can be a Junior and a Youth for a year longer which means Olympic gold medallist Sebastian Samuelsson can still be a Junior.
Get him on the Junior Cup Sweden! The Top 8 athletes on the IBU qualifying points list who are not from a country that already has a World Cup quota will get a National Federation wildcard.
A maximum of two wildcards per federation can be given in a single trimester. Oh and they appointed a new President, Olle Dahlin from Sweden.
Highlights from Ruhpolding as Norway beat Germany. Thingnes Boe dominates 10km Sprint in Ruhpolding. Russia take relay World Cup gold at Oberhof.
Seventh heaven for Thingnes Boe. Zajc claims maiden ski jumping World Cup title. Robertson makes sparkling century. Yuan Sijun pots winning black, but should referee have called a foul?
Perfect ten for Boe in Antholz. Boe unstoppable in Ruhpolding. Lisa Vittozzi 3. Anastasiya Kuzmina Standings after 5 of 8 races.
Anastasiya Kuzmina 4. Dorothea Wierer 5. Vanessa Hinz Standings after 3 of 6 races. Sweden Standings after 3 of 5 races. Italy Standings after 12 of 23 races.
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Again not with each other! Nadezhda Pisareva also married Russian ski technician Andrey Shatokin. Johannes Boe will be married on the 30th of June and Marte Olsbu and Mari Laukkanen will also get married this summer.
You guessed it — not to each other! In less exciting news Simon Schempp broke his shoulder in a bike accident and Dzinara Alimbakava had surgery on her shoulder.
Florent Claude had a operation for compartment syndrome in his shins and Anton Shipulin has mononucleosis.
Finally we had the coaching merry-go-round! Take a deep breath, possibly grab a snack and a drink — follow this if you can!
The Americans lost both their coaches this Spring. They now have Tim Burke as athlete development manager. Patrick Oberegger moves from the Italian team and ex-cross country skier Sverre Kaas will take care of the skiing.
Mark Kirchner is now head of the German men and women with Gerald Honig as German national shooting coach. Uros Velepec will most likely return to coach Slovenia.
I imagine I have forgotten some retirements, events or coaching changes but there is a lot going on! Welcome to the 5th anniversary of the Biathlon23 awards!
I know, I am as surprised as you that it has lasted this long! This year we have a couple of special guests giving out awards.
Look out for their awards below. It could be the first and last time I let anyone else run amok on my blog! Their awards are all their own work!
Read, enjoy and feel free to disagree! After the news that Ole Einar Bjoerndalen is retiring, these awards are dedicated to him for being such an amazing competitor and a fabulous servant to the greatest sport in the world.
Thanks Ole, will will miss you! Most hits on the blog so most popular: A certain lady became very, very, very popular after some good performances finishing 5th in two races.
In fact she now has the most popular interview on my blog ever and by a very long way. She also got her first podium finishing second in the last race of the season.
I hope all the attention is due to how good she is at biathlon and not how beautiful she is but that may be wishful thinking! Strangest search on the blog: I love them because they are strange!
Here is a selection of some of the strangest searches on the blog this season! Sorry wrong blog for all that but there is always some gold in between!
I will make you all love para-biathlon! That is f g cross-country! Get off my blog! How they will be known from now on! I suspect it was Klemen himself searching for this!
She is neither big nor fat! Makes perfect sense to me! Well yes every couple of kilometeres in fact! Some strong competition coming from the para-biathletes this season with Collin Cameron and Aaron Pike sporting some majestic full beards.
However this year there is only one choice. At the Olympics a mad Italian decided to dye his moustache in the colours of the Italian flag. I guess he really wanted this award!
Ladies you have been disappointing this year with the earring choices. None have inspired me much. For some reason someone thought it would be a good idea to get their nose pierced.
But not on the side, oh no, through the middle. Doing his best impression of a bull and risking getting it caught on something ripping his whole nose off, for bravery it has to go to the American!
It turns out falls are better when you see them on TV and not in real life. It was the mighty who fell breaking a ski pole and you just know all the other biathletes were happy to see that even he makes mistakes!
Well I was anyway. Admit it you were secretly pleased too! Now I have the proof! Worryingly they seems to have included people who are not biathletes in it!
Once they sort this out they will surely win an Oscar! You can watch it here. Look out for a certain Simon Fourcade as Rambo!
Team Suitcase sorry I mean Valoche! Another disappointing rifle design season. I mean seriously people you have all summer to come up with a design and then choose one block colour or a wooden stock.
Two people did make the effort thankfully! Marketa Davidova went for pink with unicorns! Flower Gatherer of the season: It stands to reason then that, taken in the context of a whole season, claiming a litany of flower bouquets is both a reflection of consistency throughout the year and a fair bit of bad luck.
Thus, in order to identify the biathletes that fell most frequently into this grey area, I went back to the final standings of every non-relay WC race contested in and tallied the points for every male and female competitor, distributing points for each fourth, fifth and sixth position.
Lisa Vittozzi 2 fourths, 2 fifths, 0 sixths , 10 pts and Kaisa Makarainen , 10 pts share the top spot for the women.
He might have to be nicknamed the florist from now on! Norway receives a special commendation for their suit. The Czech Republic I also like.
There was a lot of red, white and blue suits this season but one stood out for me above the rest. Germany in green and yellow? Some strange colour choices this season.
Belarus dressing like frogs for the Olympics! However one suit stood out quite literally from the rest and that was the bananas on skis.
Strangely it grew on me over the season, kind of like mould on cheese, but not enough to avoid this award.
Throw a bit of blue in somewhere. Not even Zlatan would be seen head to toe in yellow! Davidova takes incredible debut World Cup victory at Antholz.
Boe takes tenth victory of the season at Antholz. Wierer beats Laura Dahlmeier for first-ever home win. Dahlmeier wins first World Cup event of season in Antholz-Anterselva.
Fillon Maillet bags maiden victory in Antholz 15km mass start. Fillon Maillet bests Boe for maiden World Cup triumph. Wierer enjoys home comforts with win in Antholz.
Wierer takes victory in 10km pursuit to edge out Laura Dahlmeier. Boe edges closer to record with 11th World Cup win in Antholz.
Alexandr Loginov 3. Benedikt Doll 4. Simon Desthieux 5. Pursuit [ edit ] Pos. Arnd Peiffer 4. Martin Fourcade 5. Simon Desthieux Standings after 5 of 8 races.
Mass start [ edit ] Pos. Quentin Fillon Maillet 3. Evgeniy Garanichev Standings after 3 of 6 races. Relay [ edit ] Pos.
France Standings after 3 of 5 races. Nation [ edit ] Pos.