The exciting Pursuit races were followed by a beautiful ceremony at the Medal Plaza.
Frenchman Martin Fourcade demonstrated his dominance today and delivered a great show to the 19.600 fans.
Laura Dahlmeier has many reasons to be happy about: after the mixed relay victory of the German team and her silver medal at the sprint race Germany’s best biathlete was able to win another race.
The association of rifle Pillersee and the brass band Hochfilzen provided the atmosphere, the VIP tent at the World Championship stadium the appropriate setting – with the welcoming reception of the federal state of Tyrol at the Biathlon World Championships in Hochfilzen they organized a real highlight at the end of the first week of competitions.
In front of a big crowd of fans the three winners of the men's sprint Benedikt Doll, Johannes Thingnes Boe und Martin ourcade were given gold, silver and bronze at the Medal Plaza and were handed over by the vice president of medical issues Jim Carrabre. Athletes and officials wereoverwhelmed by the atmosphere at the ceremony.
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.