Laura Dahlmeier had just secured their twelfth world Cup medal in succession, as the Olympic champion was quite emotional. "I've even doubted the most, just the last few days," said the Biathlon's high-flyer with a low voice. With a Bronze in the world Cup Sprint in Östersund, the 25-Year-old on Friday was the myriad of health back the success of beats has reckoned with the self, at the very least. "It almost feels like a gold medal," said the seven-time world champion, and added: "I thought: I can't do it, I come around the course. Now it has to work. That's impressive.“
the day before, had the Skijägerin from Garmisch-Partenkirchen due to a slight cold, the Mixed relay must skip and the silver-winning of the German team missed. At Breakfast on Friday morning, coughed Dahlmeier still like crazy, "the others have made a large arc around me," she said.
The last few days, she said, was her "real bad". Nevertheless, they started. She was then completely pumped out are at heart, before the team doctor Klaus-Jürgen Marquardt, and a supervisor helped on the legs. "I've never had to fight like today," said Dahlmeier: "no Matter how many times you have done that, which is always brutal."
they secured thanks to a flawless shooting performance and a clever race schedule the longed-for podium place, had to give up after 7.5 kilometres, only the three-time Olympic champion Anastasia Kuzmina from Slovakia, and Norway's Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold beaten. The former overall world Cup winner from Bayern provided an excellent starting position for the pursuit on Sunday (13.45/ARD and Eurosport).
Dahlmeier was in the target of 12.6 seconds behind Kuzmina, and 9.7 seconds behind Tandrevold. "Everything what comes now, I'll let loose to tackle," said Dahlmeier, and makes himself no pressure for the prosecution, it is your stated favorite race: "I am extremely happy and grateful that I am allowed to take the medal home."
Herrmann missed by two errors their first world Cup individual medal
The highly-traded and Mixed silver decorated Denise Herrmann missed by two errors in the standing shoot their first world Cup individual medal. The former long-distance runner, the best lay the time, but the 300 extra metres could not compensate for. The heavy lines near the frozen lake Storsjön lake, where they took in December of 2017 to their first two world Cup victories, she came in Sixth (+ 23,9 seconds). "It is bitter, because with only one mistake, what would be gone," she said.
A phenomenon but Dahlmeier. Twelve world championship medals in succession was not a biathlete. The most difficult months of a career are behind her. In October, she announced, of necessity, forced to take a break - because nothing went. The body went on strike, the charges were too high, the setbacks piled up. An accident with the bike a wisdom tooth surgery and a lengthy infection that were followed in the preparation. They had to abandon the race, your body always breaks.
"I've been put in this year, in front of so many challenges, and have asked myself: What is it now for a lesson I need to learn? Why am I now sick again?“, Dahlmeier said. On the podium they had cheered happily, later in the interview, you thoughtful had then clearly and realized only slowly what it has done.More about
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look your team-mates bowed. "She has earned the medal, which is terrific for Laura," said Herrmann. "You know how to do it, to shoot at the big event zero error." This will be achieved best on Sunday in the hunt race. Until then, it wants to leave the 20-time world Cup winner is particularly easy. Normally, Dahlmeier would go on the Saturday night train, "but currently I feel as if I would crawl myself into bed and do nothing". (dpa)