Eder/Hauser finished ninth in the mixed doubles competition at the Biathlon World Cup

Austrian biathlon duo Simon Eder and Lisa Hauser clearly missed out on a medal, finishing ninth in the single mixed race at the World Championships in Nove Mesto. The flawless Salzburger and Tyrolean were almost a minute behind bronze on Thursday after four reserve laps. The gold medals went to Quentin Fillon Maillet and Lou Jeanmonnot from France, while Tommaso Giacomel and Lisa Vittozzi from Italy and Johannes Thingnes Bö and Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold from Norway also won gold medals.

Bö missed his 20th world championship. He still has two chances in the weekend relay and mass start. In the non-Olympic mixed event, last runner Tandrevold missed a potential victory with a penalty and then lost the finishing sprint for the silver medal against individual world champion Vittozzi.

Eder and Hauser had nothing to do with the medal award from the beginning. “We’re both really unhappy with ninth place. It was stupid of me to need so many spares in the first lap. It’s going to be very difficult to make up for anything. It’s a shame it didn’t work out,” said Hauser, who finished second at the World Cup with David Komatz last year. I regret. “The target was sixth place, there was a little more hope, but everything needs to come together for that,” Eder said. The second mixed event, after the four-man relay, was probably ÖSV’s best hope for a medal. The stakes are even higher in the remaining four competitions on Saturday and Sunday.

(APA)

Source: Vienna

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