13 Jan 2020 - Sport News

Biathlon, great placings in Oberhof

Dorothea Wierer_Oberhof

Two excellent 4th places, which confirm Dorothea Wierer at the top of the general ranking. The World Cup stage in Oberhof (GER) did not bring any medal to the Italian national team, but it reinforced the leadership of the athlete from Alto Adige in the seasonal ranking.

In spite of the extremely difficult weather conditions and of a performance at the shooting range that was less precise than usual, Dorothea Wierer got near to the podium both in the Sprint and in the Mass Start, ranking 4th in both the races. Good signals arrived also from Lisa Vittozzi, who carried out a great performance in the relay race and ranked 9th in the Mass Start.

In the general ranking, Wierer is first with 390 points, before Norwegian athletes Tiril Echoff and Ingrid Tandrevold, respectively with 9 and 85 points less. Lisa Vittozzi is 15th.

Men’s performances were less brilliant, as they were left behind in all the scheduled races. In the general ranking, the first Italian athlete is still Lucas Hofer (15th), followed by Dominik Windisch (20th).

The next stage of the World Cup will be held from the 14th to the 19th of January in Germany, in Ruhpolding, where  pursuit, sprint and relay races will take place.