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Swiss 32nd to 6th – Great Hartweg chasing catch-up with big showdown – Sport

  • At the Biathlon World Cup in Holmenkollen (North), Niklas Hartwig finished sixth in the sprint.
  • Johannes Bo once again beats the competition.
  • Outgoing Denise Hermann-Wick decides to race the women’s sprint herself.

In the penultimate race of the season, Niklas Hartweg showed an outstanding performance. After a disappointing 32nd place in the sprint on Thursday, the man from Central Switzerland has started a great race to catch up. The 23-year-old hit the bull’s-eye 20 times and had no fewer than 26 top-flights.

Reward was 6th and thus another top ten spot for one of the season’s climbers. Farewell to the World Cup – Sebastian Stalder (36th) and Seraphine Westner (49th) did not convince.

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Niklas Hartwig has established himself in the biathlon elite this winter. A new documentary (on SRF Zwei on Sunday, March 19 from 4 p.m.) provides an insight into the life of the young professional athlete.

At the top, Johannes Boe once again soared alone. A day after the Norwegian also won his seventh race of the season, the 29-year-old remained untouched in the chase. Before the last shot, Bö could allow himself a little joke under the eyes of the Norwegian king and asked the jubilant crowd to be silent. Of course, Bö still hit the mark.

It was Bö’s 19th success (15th in individual, 4th in relay) this winter, extending the win record he held. In Sunday’s team sprint, Bö can raise that mark to 19.

Women: The Triumphs of Hermann Wieck

The women’s race, which had been canceled the previous day, was made up on Saturday (and the Chase was called off instead). Retired Denise Hermann-Wyck, who competed in her second-to-last career race in Holmenkollen, took the win on the day. The German, who also won a mini-ball, shot cleanly and was 3.5 seconds ahead of Hannah Oberg (Sweden) in second place, and third place went to Oberg’s compatriot Anna Magnusson.

The Swiss miscalculated. Only Lena Häcki-Gross has World Cup points (top 40). The Swiss centre-back finished 20th on penalties.