The Swedish skidskytteherrarna was hit by two heavy setback ahead of the relay in austrian Hochfilzen. But the team showed that it is effective even without the OS-guldhjältarna Fredrik Lindström and Jesper Nelin, who was missing due to illness.
Sweden put their strongest rider, Sebastian Samuelsson, on the last leg. But the three riders gave the 21-year-old in an excellent starting position in the back of leading Italy.
fully on his leg and Martin Ponsiluoma was rapp in the tracks and lifted Sweden to a second place despite three use extraskott. The most insecure Swedish card, Torstein Stenersen, surprised the ago big when he shot the double zeros and the speed of 0.7 seconds behind Italy in the lead.
– Totally unbelievable, we show what can be done, and we manage all of them. I have hardly any words, absolutely amazing, " says Stenersen in the SVT.
Sebastian Samuelsson, who shot the entire six-bom in the pursuit on Saturday, showed the other bars in the relay. After a quick full shooting he grabbed a lead that he was not released despite two extraskott of the final standing shooting.
just over three seconds ahead of Norway's Vetle Sjåstad Christiansen.
" It was a very inspiring mode and went pretty damn good, better than many expected, perhaps I also. I thought I run it I have and will he (Christiansen) in order to catch up with spurtar I him down, " says Samuelsson in SVT.
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