Scherer takes women's Sprint in Obertilliach

Stefanie Scherer of Germany, with 10/10, won in the women's Sprint at the IBU Cup in Obertilliach in 21:40.7. It is her first IBU Cup in the 2023/2024 season.

Scherer was just 0.3 seconds behind Sara Scattolo after the prone shooting but kept her focus intact, building on her strong performance from the Short Individual, where she finished fourth yesterday.

The Winner's Words - Stefanie Scherer

This win means a lot to me. The whole season was a rollercoaster: I started in the German Cup, qualified for the IBU Cup team for Martell-Val Martello, went back to the German Cup, and finally returned and stayed in the IBU Cup. Winning in the Sprint means that I did good biathlon as you can win in the Sprint by just shooting clean: you need to be fast in the tracks as well.

Gro Randby of Norway, with 9/10, staged a fast last lap and finished in second place, 13.2 seconds behind Scherer. With just one point between them before today's competition, Ocean Michelon, with 9/10, and Karoline Erdal of Norway, who shot 8/10, battled for the Sprint Score title. Michelon finished third, 18.2 behind Scherer, and collected her second Cup Score title (she won in the Pursuit Score.) Erdal finished seventh.

Marion Wiesensarter, also from Germany and with 10/10, finished fourth, 18.8 behind her teammate. Marit Ishol Skogan of Norway, with 9/10, finished in fifth place, 20.4 behind Scherer. Anna Andexer of Austria, perfect on the shooting range, finished sixth, 22.3 seconds behind Scherer.

Oceane Michelon took the lead in the Total Score standings.

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Photo: IBU Pool: H. Deubert

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