Internal Qualification of the Austrian Ski Federation at the WCH-Venue Hochfilzen
After their training in Tyrsil, Norway the Austrian Biathlon Team is back home. From Thursday on, three internal qualification competitions that will decide the team for the start of the world cup in Östersund (November, 27) will be held in Hochfilzen, host of the IBU World Championships Biathlon 2017. Simon Eder, Dominik Landertinger and Julian Eberhard already have their ticket. Among others, Sven Grossegger, David Komatz, Felix Leitner and Lorenz Wäger will compete for the remaining three tickets. Lisa Hauser is the only athlete qualified for the four-member women’s team in advance.
*** Internal Qualification of the Austrian Ski Federation (Start time for each competition: 0945 hrs) ***
- Thursday, 17.11.2016, short Sprint
- Saturday, 19.11.2016, Sprint
- Sunday, 20.11.2016, Pursuit (will be rated das a single-competition)
Head Coach Reinhard Gösweiner: "Everything is on track. After the perfect conditions for the training classes in Tyrsil, we are lucky that we can do the qualification on the perfectly groomed and genuine 2,5 km course. You can feel the tension of the athletes rising. However, the focus is on having all our key performers available for Östersund. After some teeth problems, Simon is back in full training and Dominik was also able to do all the classes after some intervertebral disc problems.
We will keep you posted about the start tickets for the Östersund World Cup (SWE) and the Beitostölen IBU-Cup (NOR) after the qualification competitions.
Simon Eder at today‘s training in Hochfilzen. (Foto: ÖSV)
Simon Eder doing skating training in Hochfilzen. (Foto: ÖSV)
Dominik Landertinger doing shooting training in Trysil (Foto: ÖSV/Sonnberger)
Dominik Landertinger doing shooting training in Trysil_2 (Foto: ÖSV/Sonnberger)