Norway wins Mixed relays in Obertilliach

Karoline Erdal and Martin Nevland won in the Single Mixed Relay and brought Norway a sixth win in as many competitions in Obertilliach. Earlier in the day, Norway convincingly won in the Mixed Relay.

Erdal and Nevland cruise to victory

Erdal and Nevland, who also partnered in their win at the Season's Opening in Kontiolahti, had nine reloads and won in 39:01.5. Paula Botet and Emilien Claude of France, with 1+7, finished second, 37.9 behind the winners. Lisa Maria Spark and David Zobel from Germany, with 1+8, finished third, 51.6 behind Norway.

The Winners' Words - Norway

It was good teamwork. I had three reloads in the prone in the first leg but compensated with fast skiing. It is always nice to win in the relay, said Erdal. I had a shaky shooting performance in the first standing but managed to close with 5/5 in the last shooting. We repeated success from Kontiolahti: we are The Dream Team!, added Nevland.


Norway takes Mixed relay

Mats Oeverby safely brought the work of Aasne Skrede, Ragnhild Femsteinevik, and Sindre Fjellheim Jorde over the finish line as he anchored Norway to a win in the Mixed relay in 1:03:54.1.

The Winners' Words - Norway

I had another fine day on the skis and tagged Ragnhild (Femsteinevik) close to the first three teams. Shooting could have been better, but I am very happy with the win, said Aasne Skrede, who opened the relay for Norway. It was my first-ever Mixed relay for Norway in the IBU Cup. The conditions on the shooting range were quite windy. I went full gas in the last lap and brought Mats (Oeverby) a substantial lead. Mats is in great shape and brought the victory home, added Sindre Fjellheim Jorde, who took the third leg.


Italy (Astrid Plosch, Francesca Brocchiero, Nicola Romanin, David Zingerle), the best shooting team of the day with just seven reloads, finished second, 1:15.3 behind Norway. France (Camille Bened, Chloe Chevalier, Ambroise Meunier, Damien Levet), with 15 reloads, completed the podium, 1:27.1 back.

Norway also won the IBU Cup Mixed relay score.

Header iconIBU Cup 7 Obertilliach - Mixed relays

Photo: IBU Pool: H. Deubert


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