The 30-year-old Bavarian won the Östersund sprint without any shooting errors and was unable to win in temperatures of 15 degrees below zero. Behind Navratwho unexpectedly celebrated his first victory at the World Championships, Norway’s Tarjei Boe and Vebjørn Sørum also took second and third places at the ten kilometer distance without any shooting errors.

Navrata’s teammate Roman Rees However, he lost his lead in the overall World Cup standings. The 30-year-old competed in the yellow jersey for the first time in his career but was unable to repeat the performance six days after his first win over 20 kilometers. “There was no power at the end. I performed unusually poorly standing,” said Rees, who missed the top 50 after three misses. The second best German was Johannes Kühn (1 fault) in eighth place, Benedikt Doll (1) in tenth place.

After the end of the World Cup, the first winter pursuit races are on the program on Sunday (from 14:00/ZDF and Eurosport). Franziska Preuss will wear the yellow jersey of the women’s team for the first time. She won the coveted item of clothing by finishing fourth in the sprint. Norway’s Caroline Offigstad Knotten will also start in yellow as both are tied for the points and results lead after two races.
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