In a dominant win over France’s Justine Brézat-Boucher, the 26-year-old was 1:29.7 minutes behind without any shooting errors. Silver went to Italian Lisa Vittozzi, who also made no mistakes, and bronze went to Lou Jeanmonneau (1 mistake).

Breza-Boucher has already won her fifth medal in title fights, her teammate Julia Simon this time left empty-handed. In total, she has five precious metals in her account: four gold and one bronze. She is the most successful participant in the most exciting event of the season. Janina Hettich-Waltz brought the Germans two medals in the Czech Republic: silver in the individual race and bronze in the relay on Saturday.

The last German mass start world champion was Laura Dahlmeier in 2017, the last medal to date was won by Denise Herrmann-Wick in 2019. Next up was the German team. Voigt far. Franziska Preuss (1 error) finished in eleventh place, Hettich-Waltz (3) had no chance in 28th place, as did Selina Grotjahn (7), who crossed the finish line last.

After a flawless first shooting, Preuss and Voigt initially remained in midfield. But it was no longer enough to reach the top by more than 20 seconds. Former world champion Preuss was forced to miss Saturday’s relay after the Bavarian complained of a sore throat. Preuss was ready for action again for the World Championship final, but fell out of the top 15 after a penalty in the second prone. Voigt from Thuringia did better and didn’t miss a single one of her 20 shots.
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