Ridnaun sprints to Sanfilippo and Stroemsheim

Federica Sanfilippo of Italy and Endre Stroemsheim of Norway, both missing once, won in the Sprints in Ridnaun-Val Ridanna, Italy.

For Sanfilippo it was a second IBU Cup win in her career, Stroemsheim won for the fourth time this season.

Sanfilippo wins at home

Sanfilippo was 11th after her miss in the prone but then stepped up her ski speed and cleaned all five targets in the standing for a win in 20:54.7. Vanessa Hinz of Germany, missing once in the standing finished second, 9.5 seconds back. Paula Botet of France, who started the season in the BMW IBU World Cup, has one miss in the prone and finished third, 11.7 seconds behind the winner from Italy.

“I didn't feel to well in the last days before the competition. I gave it all in the last lap and it worked out. I am so happy to do it in my hometown, in front of my family friends and people of this valley,” said Sanfilippo.

Marion Wiesensarter of Germany, 22.8 seconds behind and Gilonne Guigonnat of France, 23 seconds behind Sanfilippo, both shot spotless and finished fourth and fifth respectively. Maren Kirkeeide of Norway, with one penalty, finished sixth, 24.2 seconds behind the Italian.

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Stroemsheim continues his winning streak

Stroemsheim missed once in the prone and fought a nail-biting battle with Oscar Lombardot, Martin Uldal, Mats Oeverby, Aleksander Fjeld Andersen (both of Norway), and Lucas Fratzscher of Germany for the rest of the competition. Stroemsheim’s flawlessly executed standing shooting and second-fastest skiing time brought him fourth win this season in 23:55.2. Lombardot was 2.2 seconds and Uldal 6.6. seconds slower than the winner.

“Today was tense with so many athletes shooting clean. After I missed in the prone, I wasn’t sure about the podium, let alone win. Four wins from five competitions are a fantastic start to the season for me. A has worked on the intensity of my shooting in the summer, and it is paying off,” said Stroemsheim.

Oeverby shot 10/10 and was 7.2 seconds behind Stroemsheim. Andersen and Fratzscher both missed one shot. Andersen was 11.9 seconds behind his winning teammates and Fratzscher 28.5 seconds.

Photo: IBU/H. Deubert

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