Frenchman Émilien Jacquelin triumphed in Sunday’s 12.5 km race at the 52nd Biathlon World Championships in Pokljuk, Slovenia.
The defending champion showed a fast and accurate shot and came for the gold in the time of 31: 22.1 min. The Slovak Michal Šim did not succeed in the race and with 53 penalty rounds he finished 53rd.
On Sunday, the weather in Pokljuk was cold and windy again. The sprint winner Martin Ponsiluoma from Sweden was the first to start, having a lead of 11 s over the nearest pursuers. Shima started on the track with a loss of 1: 40.3 min from the 37th position.
Ponsiluoma maintained a slight lead even when he arrived at the shooting range, and a larger group of pursuers formed behind him.
However, the 25-year-old Swede failed the first bed when he missed two targets and fell backwards.
Jacquelin was the first to leave the shooting range, followed by Sturl’s Holm Laegreid, Simon Desthieux, Johannes Thingnes Bö, Johannes Dale and Sebastian Samuelsson at small intervals. Shima missed two targets and fell to the 48th place.
Jacquelin continued his excellent performance on the track, managed the second lane again flawlessly and created a 15-second lead over Laegreid.
He also shot purely like Samuelsson, Desthieux and Eduard Latypov, who got to 6th place just behind JT Bö.
The Norwegian racer had to go to the penalty round. Shima added one penalty round and dropped to 50th place.
Defending champion Jacquelin managed the first stand without error and especially extremely fast, and he had almost a half-minute lead over Desthieux and Samuelsson, who also hit all 15 targets.
He could afford one hesitation on the final item, but it didn’t come. Jacquelin fired again quickly and accurately and came to the finish line with a comfortable lead for the second championship title in the fighter.
After the second hand, the flawless Samuelsson took second place, but the second JT Bö, who had two penalty circuits in his legs, lost only three seconds, so in the final round there was a battle for silver.
In the end, he was won by Samuelsson, who finished with a loss of 7.3 seconds to the winner. The fourth and fifth were another Frenchman Quentin Fillon Maillet (+32.5 s) and Desthieux (+41.9 s), the sixth was finished by Laegreid (+57.9 s) and the seventh Latypov lost more than a minute and a half.
Šima added one mistake on both stands and finished in 53rd place with five unfolded targets with a loss of 5: 41.7 minutes.
The 10 km women’s fighter with Paulína Fialková is on the program on Sunday from 3.30 pm. The championship continues on Tuesday at 12.05 pm with the women’s endurance race for 15 km.
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