Germany’s best biathlete Laura Dahlmeier has confirmed at the world Cup Sprint in Antholz, with the fourth in its strong Form, the pedestal was missing in only 0.7 seconds. In the target Dahlmeier collapsed, had to be medically supervised, and team doctor Klaus Marquardt in the cabin. “The last metres were brutal, I would be almost bent into the VIP tent and could not make it to the finish,” said Dahlmeier and said she had “wavered like a Drunk”.

the ladies national coach Kristian Mehringer was Worried about his flagship athlete. “At the shooting range of the Laura has worked clean. But as you got into the goal, it is not pleasing for us coaches,” said Mehringer. Dahlmeier had spent on the final section. After she had regained her forces, she said: “I tried on the second round, to save grains. The tactic is basically worked out, but the finish line would like something to come sooner. Overall, it was a great race.”

Dahlmeier has a long time of suffering. Due to health problems and a weakened immune system, had to pause, the double Olympic champion from Pyeongchang week and missed the start of the season. At her first world Cup race this Winter at the end of December, she drove in the Czech Nove Mesto in the Sprint on the second place put after that, but another forced break.

the aim of the 25-Year-old is to be in a good six weeks of fighting fit, if the Biathlon begins world Cup. The highlight of the season will take place from 7. until the 17th century. March in Ostersund, Sweden.

The sprint race in Antholz won the Czech player Marketa Davidova, who celebrated her first world Cup victory. Kaisa Mäkäräinen of Finland was Second, the Norwegian Marte Olsbu Roiseland landed just ahead of Dahlmeier in third place. The Leading in the overall world Cup standings, Dorothea Wierer from Italy, was Eighth. Denise Hermann had to round to three criminal as the second best German Starterin with space 14.

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