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Biathlon: Herrmann Strong second in the mass start of the ladies in Otepää

Biathlon Olympic Champion Denise Herrmann has underlined her impressive form. The 33-year-olds reached the podium in the mass start over 12.5 in Otepäää / Estonia as a second for the fourth time this winter in the World Cup. Franziska Preuß as Fifth and Vanessa Voigt ranked six rounded a strong result for the team of the German Ski Association (DSV).

Herrmann had to be just beaten after two shooting errors only the Swedish Elvira Öberg (a shooting mistake). She was 4.5 seconds. Third was Marte Olsbu Roiseland from Norway (1 / + 4.8).

IBU World Cup Biathlon - Women 12,5 km Mass Start Competition - OTEPÄÄ (EST) 12.3.2022

Prussian awarded the second World Cup victory of your career with a mistake of the last shooting (+8,1). For the 28-year-old, after a messed season, it was a successful experience. Voigt, who went to the podium for the first time in the sprint on Friday, remained faultless again. She was missing 13.8 seconds on Öberg.

On Sunday, the mixed- (12.30 am / ARD and Eurosport) and the single-mixed season (15.15) take place in Otepää. The World Cup final rises from 17 to 20 March on Holmenkollen in Oslo.

Biathlon: Mass start of the ladies in Otepää – the end result at a glance

Rank Name Time error
1. Elvira Öberg 34: 41.60 1
2. Denise Herrmann + 4.50 2
3rd Marte Olsbu Roiseland +4,80 1
4. Linn Persson +8,90 1
5. Franziska Preuß + 8,10 1

Biathlon: Mass Start of the Ladies in Otepää in Liveticker for reading

Good bye!

We say goodbye for today from Biathlon in Otepää. Continue for the athletes tomorrow with the mixed season competition. We are again live again. Until then!

Gasparin dropped out

After Elisa Gasparin was at first at the front, it continued for the only Swiss in the race in the further course of the mass start and she finally landed at position 28 with four errors.

Hauser becomes 16.

Lisa Theresa Hauser is likely to have hoped for more. At the Austrian jumped today after two mistakes of the 16th place.

Three Germans in the top ten

After the strong broadcasting result, the German biahlets could also take a great result in mass start again. For Herrmann it became the podium. Franziska Preuß became fifth and Vanessa Voigt could take a result in the top ten as sixth. Franziska Hildebrand was 20th, Vanessa Hinz ranked on 27th place.

Biathlon: Mass launch of the ladies in Otepää now in the Liveticker – Final

Öberg wins in mass start!

Elvira Öberg tears his arms into the air and celebrates the victory in the mass start in Otepää. Behind it it gets really tight and it burns out an exciting fight for second place. Who has the nose front? It is Denise Herrmann, which can prevail in the target sprint. Third becomes Marte Olsbu Roiseland. Franziska Preuß lands in five place behind the Swedish Persson.

Persson remains on it

Linn Persson can not be shaken so easily and remains on Herrmann and Roiseland. And Prussian also has possibilities on the podium. She only separates a few meters from the trio!

Öberg with a small lead

11.2 kilometers are undergoing and it seems as if Öberg actually had something away. 7.4 seconds takes you on the final yards of the race. Behind this is still open and three starters have the chance of second place. Including Herrmann.

Öberg tries to get away

Of course, Elvira Öberg is now trying to make tempo immediately to settle on the athletes behind it. Some meters she brought between himself and Roiseland, who Herrmann has in tow.

Last shooting

That beats immediately! Elvira Öberg meets everything and is the first starter in the final round. Marte Olsbu Roiseland is tight behind the second before Linn Persson. Denise Herrmann has 3.8 seconds behind and is thus also in the middle of the podium. Prussian is fifth. Vanessa Voigt, which once meets all slices, follows six place.

Biathlon: Mass start of the ladies in Otepää now in Livetick – last shoot

Last shooting

Franziska Preuß comes to her last shooting. Does she have the nerves under control and get the victory? The first disc falls and also the second shot sits. But then the mistake comes and she has to turn into the lap. How is the competition reacting now?

Prussian with small projection

At 8.7 kilometers Franziska Prussian has gained a small lead of 18.5 seconds. Behind her follows a four-group, which led by Marte Olsbu Roiseland. Vanessa Voigt returned to seven place and was recently overtaken by Denise Herrmann.

Simon dropped

The Frenchwoman Julia Simon belongs to the starters who are exhausted. With four mistakes, the co-administration is only 29. Also Vanessa Hinz should not be happy with her race so far. With her four slices were also in the previous race.

3. Shoot

Working forward can Denise Herrmann, who now stays flawless and in seven place is back on the track. ÖSV-Biathletin Hauser will be annoyed. For them, after two mistakes, it goes back to row 17. Although Elisa Gasparin now remains error-free, but has a lot of residue as a 20th.

Biathlon: Mass launch of the ladies in Otepää now in the LiveTicker – 3. Shooting

3. Shoot

It goes to third shooting and now all discs must fall within the standing stop. The Franziska Prussian does the lead now do the lead! Olsbu Roiseland must turn into the penalty for her part. A chance that Elvira Öberg uses to pass by and also slips over Vanessa Voigt. Like Prussia, she also meets all slices for the third time!

Voigt runs together with Eckhoff

Vanessa Voigt is currently working together with Tiril Eckhoff. You miss 15 seconds to the top group. Densely behind it ranks Elvira Öberg, which shot a mistake in the second shooting.

Trio at the top

Franziska Preuß can not shake off and remains close to Marte Olsbu Roiseland. Linn Persson is also there. Ten seconds they have now become ÖSV starter Hauser.

2. Shoot

At Vanessa Voigt stands with five hits six place to book. 14.9 seconds disconnect them. Once again in the penalty Denise Herrmann, who is already missing for 50 seconds. Even the Swiss Elisa Gasparin can not avoid the penalty. Two mistakes were shot Vanessa Hinz, for which it goes back to 29th place.

Biathlon: Mass launch of the ladies in Otepää now in the LiveTicker – 2. Shooting

2. Shoot

The athletes are back on the shooting range and once more you have to hit the slices in the lying stop. Marte Olsbu Roiseland is doing well again and is the first to go back to the track. But she can not settle again! Persson is second and Franziska Prussian is almost simultaneous with the competitor from Norway on the track. Lisa Theresa Hauser also sinked five shots. She goes back to the route as fourth.

Voigt and Hinz in second group

Vanessa Voigt and Vanessa Hinz are currently running in the second group. With a residue of 13.5 seconds, the distance to the guide group is only low.

Dense field

Since many athletes had remained faultless or had little penalty trials, the field after the first shooting is closely together and still have the opportunity to use one of the podium places.

Eight athletes in top group

Eight athletes are currently located in the windshadow of the World Cuping Röiseland in the top group. In the middle, Franziska Prussian is also from the DSV team. Elisa Gasparin has fallen out of the group.

Biathlon: Mass start of the ladies in Otepää now in the Liveticker – 1. Shooting

1. Shoot

Closed come the biathlets for the first shooting. First, it is shot in the lying stop. The fastest and safest does the Marte Olsbu Roiseland. However, much starters come through without errors and so it remains really tight at the top. Prussian is third before Elisa Gasparin from Switzerland. The Austrian Hauser is in place nine with 5.8 second residue. Also Hinz and Voigt came without error. For Denise Herrmann and Franziska Hildebrand, it is once in the penalty.

Field still together

After the first kilometers, the group with the 30 starters is still tight together and no one has fallen out. At the first position, Justine Braisaz-Bouchet has set itself from the French team.

Öberg sisters make tempo

At the beginning, the Öberg sisters initially set up to the top position to dictate the tempo here. Behind it then follow the French and Olsbu Roiseland.

Biathlon: Mass launch of the ladies in Otepää now in the Livetick – start

Here we go!

The field of the 30 starter enters the route. At the first meters, as usual, it is said to avoid falls in the starting tumor and damage to the material.

Biathlon: Mass start of the ladies in Otepää now in the live ticker – before the start

Before starting: With whom do you have to expect? The list of favorites is likely to be long today, because a mass start writes for as well as its own rules. Julia Simon is after her victory in Sprint as a hot candidate for victory, but also the Norwegians and the Öberg sisters from Sweden certainly want to play a role.

Before starting: Swiss with Elisa Gasparin! Just small is the team from Switzerland. There is currently no athlete among the top 25 of the World Cup. After all, ELISA Gasparin could qualify about the achievements in yesterday’s sprint. All other Swiss women will have to watch today.

Before starting: Only an Austrian! The starter field forms the mixed season of the Austrians. Only Lisa Theresa Hauser is in the mass start today. If it runs well on the shooting range, it is certainly reckon with her.

Before starting: Take the DSV women again? Yesterday’s sprint ran extremely successfully for the German biahlets and with the places two and four likely to start Vanessa Voigt and Denise Herrmann with much confidence in today’s competition. Next to you, Vanessa Hinz, Franziska Preuß and Franziska Hildebrand also made in the starting field of the mass start.

Before starting: The DSV ladies are currently in excellent form and thus belong to the favorites on victory today. Yesterday in the sprint Vannessa Voigt was only beaten by the Frenchwoman Julia Simon. Denise Hermann also came to the finish yesterday as fourth. Is it enough for a podium for the DSV team today?

Before starting: The race starts today at 15.15.

Before starting: Hello and welcome to the LiveTicker of the Women’s mass start in Otepää.

Biathlon: Mass launch of the ladies in Otepää today live in the TV and Livestream

In the free TV you can see the mass start of the ladies in Otepää today from 15.10 clock in ersten. In addition, you can follow the race on EUROSPORT 2 in pay-TV.

The ARD also offers a free livestream of the race you will find in the ard_mediathek or on With the paid EUROSPORT Player you can also follow the transmission of the mass start in the LiveStream of Eurosport.

Dazn also shows the race live and full length in the live stream. From 15.05 o’clock you can see the streaming service the spectacle. Here is the offer of Dazn.

Biathlon: The stand in the overall World Cup of the ladies

Rank Name Points
1 Marte Olsbu 759
2 Elvira Öberg 665
3 Dzinara Alimbekava 589
4 Hanna Öberg 586
5 Lisa Theresa Hauser 552
6 Dorothea Wierer 528
7 Anais Chevalier 521
8 Julia Simon 501
9 Anais BESCOND 471
10 Justine Braisaz 468
11 Denise Herrmann 423
12 Marketa Davidova 423
13 Hanna Sola 420
14 Vanessa Voigt 407
15 Tiril Eckhoff 373

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Rennbodler Ludwig wins first German Olympia

At the finish of his dreams, Rodel-Olympic champion Sank John Ludwig overjoyed on his knees and kissed the top podium at the longest ice channel in the world. In four sovereign runs, the 35-year-old Thuringian raced the first German gold medal of Beijing’s winter games and crowned his long career. National coach Norbert Hoch took his beanie took his cap and bowed in front of his protégé: “Hansi I know since youth age, combining me with the dad also a lot. How he has retrieved his performance on the Zenit, which moved me deeply.”

Even the Olympic champion was overjoyed and struggled with tears. “At the moment it feels good. Otherwise, the pressure in sledding always comes from the front, now he comes from the neck of the heavy medal,” said Ludwig. “I’m pretty happy that I’m always on the ball. I have not been able to qualify for Olympia for many years, never lost the joy. Now I say: rightly!”

Hole ungrateful fourth

At 0.160 seconds, Ludwig distanced at the end of Austria ex-world champion Wolfgang Kindl, third was the Italian Dominik Fischnaller. The three-time Olympic champion Felix Hoch remained only the thankable fourth place. “Of course you annoy yourself, but it was fit to the season. In the end I have to be glad that I was at all after my coronain fiction,” Hell said. “Fourth is bitter, but one must become fourth.”

For Ludwig hole had a lot of praise, was also the first gratulant after the destination passage. “I’m really looking forward to the Hansi. He fought huge, he deserves that. Hat off! He pulled the class.” The third German Max Langenenhan occupied a respectable sixth place and was already looking forward to the gold party: “There is a bit of Corona, but when we are on the accommodation, then it will forget. Hopefully there are a few beers, otherwise we’ll come across with cola on or water. “

Ludwig joins themselves in the great of the tobogganing

Gold Kiss: John Ludwig. imago images

Ludwig – in Pyeongchang 2018 already decorated with team gold and single bronze – ranked with the triumph in the very large of the toboggan sports. The name of the oldest participant in the race is now in a statistic with Georg Hackl, Armin Zöggeler and Felix Hole. It was the eleventh single gold of a German rodler in the Olympic History.

“That’s a great feeling, we have counted with a medal, but not necessarily with gold. I hope that that was an initial firing for the whole team,” said the DOSB President Thomas, which was rooted in the mountains north of Beijing, Weikert.

Promoted own train record

With 0.113 seconds, Ludwig had gone into the big final in the fourth and last passage at the 1583 meters longest path in the world. In the third round, the Oberhofer had pressed his own rail record with a constant and sovereign journey again to 57.043 seconds. There could not even be the day’s tough competitor Kindl.

The execution officer managed his masterpiece – and that’s just on the Pyeongchang sledge. “The basic system is adapted to the respective tracks,” explained Ludwig. “With the successes he successfully won self-confidence. There are several building blocks that come together with him and enable these results,” said his exercise bike Jan Eichhorn.

Koala, chocolate, sailing

In addition to the sledge, Ludwig had a very important new friend in the Beijing luggage. His family put him a Koala – the symbolizing the necessary relaxation according to Ludwig to focus on the crucial moments. That worked best in the Sliding Center of Yanqing.

In all planning, tension and all ambition, Ludwig is also a pleasure man. The Thuringian likes to attack a piece of chocolate, “preferably with nut or marzipan”. As soon as it becomes warmer again, Ludwig is likely to devote sailing to his great passion and for the first time as Olympic champion go to the water. He would be so to speak at eye level with his Idol Jochen Schümann, whom he would like to meet.

And now?

How and whether it continues in the ice channel for Ludwig is still open. Of course, Olympia would always be a nice completion of the career. But there is also the home World Cup 2023 in Oberhof. “Hoping that spectators are allowed again. But even if I were not sporting, I would certainly participate in other functions at this World Cup,” said Ludwig. As an Olympic champion, a task is likely to find a task on the ice channel in the Thuringian forest.

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