Biathlon live: Ruhpolding relay 4x6km (women) in the live ticker | 01/14/2022 14:30


5. Shoot

Justine Braisaz-Bouchet comes into her second shooting with a small lead. Can she keep France in first place or can the competition attack again? The French slipped once but corrected her mistake immediately! As a result, Elena Kruchinkina and Mona Brorsson also run through the timekeeping after nice shooting bouts.


Switzerland in the top ten

Up to this point, the relay team of the Swiss women has performed well. Selina Gasparin is currently in eighth place, just behind Russia’s Irina Kazakevich.


The top of the field

Justine Braisaz-Bouchet, Mona Brorsson and Elena Kruchinkina are still running in the top three positions. France is five seconds ahead of Belarus, followed by Sweden, another four seconds behind.


5. Shoot

Since the leading teams all cleared the five goals without a single mistake, the pursuers can’t catch up. At least Franziska Hildebrand also has a clean shooting and improves to 14th place.


5. Shoot

Justine Braisaz-Bouchet, Mona Brorsson and Elena Kruchinkina hit the mat for the prone stage. All three athletes start almost at the same time, put up some strong shooting, and head back out on the course in quick succession. Only the Swede has a small problem after repeating and loses a little ground.


What is possible for Hildebrand?

Due to Vanessa Hinz’s penalty loop, Franziska Hildebrand now has to take an increased risk. In the meantime, the gap between the German relay and France and Justine Braisaz-Bouchet, who has taken the lead, has grown to 1:19 minutes.


Small distances

The field at the top is still tight. It is now Justine Braisaz-Bouchet’s turn for France, while Mona Brorsson takes over for Sweden and competes with Norway’s Karoline Erdal, among others.


2nd change

Italy and Belarus make their second substitution. Dzinara Alimbekava finally passes to Elena Kruchinkina in first position. Dorothea Wierer sends the inexperienced Samuela Comola on the next six kilometers.


Wierer cannot be overtaken

Apparently Dorothea Wierer doesn’t want to let her pursuer Dzinara Alimbekava pass, but wants to set the pace herself. Otherwise, only Chloé Chevalier can keep up to some extent at the moment.


Alimbekava is catching up

Dzinara Alimbekava from Belarus has closed the gap to Italy’s Dorothea Wierer. Chloé Chevalier from France and Norway’s Karoline Offigstad Knotten follow a little behind.


4. Shoot

Vanessa Hinz has big problems! Ultimately, three spare rounds didn’t help the German, which is why Hinz went into the penalty loop after a long time on the mat. Germany only crosses the intermediate time in 16th place.


4. Shoot

The first athletes have already returned to the shooting range and are preparing for the standing stage. Dorothea Wierer fires the first shot again, but has to reload again. However, Karoline Offigstad Knotten and Dzinara Alimbekava also make mistakes, so that Wierer takes the lead.


field together again

On the track, it turns out that nothing has really happened yet. A total of eight teams are now running at the front of the field. Among others, Vanessa Hinz and Katharina Innerhofer are represented in the group.


Wierer on again

Karoline Offigstad Knotten cannot hit the highest speed on the cross-country ski run and again loses a little time. Dorothea Wierer has almost reached the ski ends of the Norwegian again, and Dzinara Alimbekava and Vanessa Hinz are only eight seconds behind.


3. Shoot

Dzinara Alimbekava of Belarus blasted the comeback with five quick goals to move into third place, 17 seconds back on Karoline Offigstad Knotten. Vanessa Hinz also remained flawless and consequently left the shooting range in fifth place.


3. Shoot

The duo Karoline Offigstad Knotten and Dorothea Wierer enter the stadium for the prone position. Immediately before that, the Italian tore a small hole, fired the first shot, but had to reload twice. On the other hand, the Norwegian clears everything straight away and passes.


distance remains constant

Karoline Offigstad Knotten and Dorothea Wierer keep the cushion on the first pursuers on the track in the same frame. Behind them, Dzinara Alimbekava from Belarus and Sweden’s Stina Nilsson are currently putting their foot down.


Hinz in the pursuit role

Vanessa Voigt was able to complete a good final lap and send Vanessa Hinz into the race in third place. Chloé Chevalier is now running for France and the Finns Mari Eder is also in this group


1st change

It’s the first change! The squadrons from Norway and Italy change almost at the same time. Marte Olsbu Røiseland passes first position to Karoline Offigstad Knotten. It is now Dorothea Wierer’s turn for Italy.


Voigt fights

On the last lap, Vanessa Voigt lost two places, including Anaïs Chevalier-Bouchet who passed the German. Sweden with Johanna Skottheim and Belarusian Iryna Leshchanka are still within striking distance.


Røiseland at the top

Norway’s Marte Olsbu Røiseland has overtaken Italy’s Lisa Vittozzi on the track, but the Italian bites and refuses to be shaken off. The duo is currently 15 seconds ahead of the first pursuers.


2. Shoot

Vanessa Voigt also showed a great performance at the shooting range, who again did not need a spare and returned to the cross-country ski trail in fourth place. On the other hand, Anaïs Chevalier-Bouchet missed the target twice, losing a few seconds to the first places.


2. Shoot

Marte Olsbu Røiseland has brought the pursuers back to Anaïs Chevalier-Bouchet, allowing a large group to reach standing. The Norwegian and Lisa Vittozzi very quickly knock down all five targets and take the lead.


Leshchanka hangs back

All in all, however, the athletes are still pretty close together. From among the favorites, only Iryna Leshchanka from Belarus lost a few seconds in the first shooting and thus slightly lost contact with the top.


Small cushion for France

Anaïs Chevalier-Bouchet from France has developed a very small lead over Norway’s Marte Olsbu Røiseland, who has meanwhile stormed into second place. Behind it, Vanessa Voigt stays in the slipstream.


1. Shoot

Vanessa Voigt does not have to use the spare cartridges either and starts the next round in fifth place. Irene Cadurisch from Switzerland is currently in second place.


1. Shoot

For the first time today, things are getting serious and the entire field comes to the shooting range as one. Who can put their team in the best position after prone? Lisa Vittozzi fires the first shot, but has to reload once. Anaïs Chevalier-Bouchet, who returns to the track first, does better.


Who runs against Voigt?

Vanessa Voigt will have to stretch a lot as the starting runner of the DSV relay. The 24-year-old duels on her part, for example, with the Norwegian Marte Olsbu Røiseland, who leads the overall World Cup, Anaïs Chevalier-Bouchet from France and the Italian Lisa Vittozzi. Meanwhile, the Russian Valeriia Vasnetcova fell slightly, but quickly gets back on her feet.


The relay mode

All athletes have to cover a running distance of more than six kilometers over their section. In addition, the runners face the task at the shooting range once in a prone and standing position. There are three reloading cartridges per series available. For each disc that has still not fallen, 150 extra meters must be run in the penalty loop.


Here we go!

The starting shot of the women’s relay has been fired and the position battles of all start runners begin immediately! For the German quartet, Vanessa Voigt starts and competes in the first six kilometers with the Austrian Julia Schwaiger and Irene Cadurisch from Switzerland.


Perfect external conditions

As on the previous days, the athletes in Ruhpolding can once again enjoy the best winter weather. The sun is shining over the stadium with temperatures just below freezing point and the wind is almost irrelevant. In addition, the running circuit is not considered to be particularly demanding.


Who are the favourites?

Around three weeks before the start of the Olympic Games in Beijing, Lisa Theresa Hauser and other well-known figures are missing from the starting list. For the Swedes, Hanna and Elvira Öberg will miss the race and the Norwegian squad, apart from Marte Olsbu Røiseland, will also have three runners from the second row. In contrast, France, Belarus and Russia do not rest their athletes, but aim for victory with their respective best players.


Häcki back in the Swiss team

The Swiss team is also an insider tip at best. After all, Lena Häcki, who skipped the mixed relay in Oberhof last week, is returning to the squad as the final runner. The 26-year-old hopes to benefit from good preparatory work by Irene Cadurisch, Elisa Gasparin and Selina Gasparin. The Swiss women’s best result this season was ninth place at the World Cup opener in Östersund.

1:47 p.m

ÖSV without Hauser

In any case, the quartet of the Austrian Ski Association would only have been the outsider in the fight for the top positions, now Lisa Theresa Hauser also skips the competition and the chances of the team continue to decrease. Julia Schwaiger, Katharina Innerhofer and Christina Rieder could not convince again in the sprint on Wednesday and all missed the pursuers of the 60 athletes. The ÖSV team will be completed by the inexperienced Anna Juppe, who will take to the track in third position.


DSV wants to attack

At the second home World Cup after Oberhof, the German Ski Association team is aiming for the first podium finish in the relay this winter. In fifth place in Östersund and fourth in Hochfilzen, the team has failed to achieve this goal twice so far. Today’s starting skier will be Vanessa Voigt, who should bite down in the front field thanks to her stable shooting. This is followed by Vanessa Hinz and the resurgent Franziska Hildebrand, before Denise Herrmann will take over the last part.

1:30 p.m

Warm welcome!

Hello and welcome to the Biathlon World Cup in Ruhpolding! On the third day of competition in the Chiemgau Alps, the women’s 4×6 km relay is on the agenda. It’s supposed to start at 2:30 p.m.!


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