It was an intense sprint competition with a surprising winner.
The event location at Hotel "Löwe" was bursting at the press evening that was organized by the Austrian Ski Team (ÖSV) and the local organizing commitee.
In front of a great crowd IBU vice president Olle Dahlin and vice mayor Michaela Wallner gave the medals to the podium finishers of the women sprint race - Gabriela Koukolova, Laura Dahlmeier und Anais Chevalier.
Second day of the World Championships in Hochfilzen and the first gold medal for Czech Republic with these title matches. Gabriela Koukalová, pretty as a picture, not only got her first gold in a World Championship race, but also her victory premiere in Hochfilzen.
Ex biathlete Ludwig Gredler answers some questions from a trainers view.
The mixed relay's winners have been celebrated by hundreds of fans at Medal Plaza.
Austrian relay on rank 9
Gorgeous weather, almost 11.000 excited spectators on the tribunes and along the course – the start of the Biathlon World Championships fulfilled almost all expectations. Those of the hosts of course and above all those of the numerous German fans.
House search just before the start of the IBU World Championships!
Wednesday evening, the Opening Ceremony of the IBU Biathlon World Championships in Hochfilzen took place at the Medal Plaza.
Announcement of the mixed relay