For the fifth time in WORLD cup history took Norway's skilled skiskytter gold in the mixed relay race.
On the first day of the WORLD cup in biathlon asked the teams up in a baton with both gentlemen and ladies, and Norway opened with a nice win.
It was the Norwegian skistjerne Johannes Thingnes Bø, who ruled the baton to the finish. He came in the goal in lonely majesty in the Italian Antholz.
Italy took the silver 15,6 seconds after Norway, while the Czech republic took the bronze.
- This is huge. This is the WORLD cup and something we all have looked forward to, says Thingnes Bø to NRK.
Photos: TIZIANA FABI/MARCO BERTORELLO/Ritzau Scanpix
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He also put words on the seat of the standing shooting, which determined it all to end.
- It oozed of nervousness on the whole stadium at the last shooting. It was not easy. I started with an error, but then it went just great.
It was little lotto, it happened. I got shot and was hoping that I would hit, and the other failed, says Thingnes Bø.
He won the gold with Marte Olsbu Røiseland, Tiril Eckhoff and Tarjei Bø, who is the older brother of Johannes Thingnes Bø.
Thus defended the quartet the Norwegian gold from the last WORLD cup in Östersund.
the WORLD cup in biathlon continues on Friday with the sprint for the women Friday. The WORLD cup lasts until 23. February.
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