Isak Frey and Sara Andersson work their magic on the track and win the sprint races

Starting number one brought Isak Frey and Sara Andersson luck in the sprint races in Otepaa. Both won in commanding style and greeted the top step of the podium after the races. The other medals in the men's race went to Poland and Germany, and in the women's race to Germany and Bulgaria.

He wore bib number one and was also the clear number one at the finish. Isak Frey wins his first World Championship gold medal in an individual race in the Otepaa sprint with a running time that leaves the competition astonished. The 20-year-old ran 37 seconds ahead of the rest of the field. It didn't bother him that he missed twice at the shooting range and had to run an extra 300 meters.

Jan Gunka flawless to silver medal

This is Jan Gunka's second medal in Otepaa. He won bronze in the individual and came second in the sprint. With ten hits, he was able to avoid the penalty loop and finish 15 seconds ahead of Linus Kesper. Kesper finished in third place. He missed one target and was 26 seconds slower than Isak Frey.

Invincible Sara

Sara Andersson also ran away from everyone on the track. She secured the gold medal with just one miss. Her first in the junior classification. The winner from the individual Julia Tannheimer finished nine seconds behind the Swede. She also missed a target at the shooting range. Julia Kink was another athlete from the German team to make it into the top five.

Valentina Dimitrova surprises

Valentina Dimitrova from Bulgaria celebrated her best career result. She delivered the fastest shooting time and got all ten shots on target. The bronze medal is the first medal for her team at the championships in Otepaa. Fourth place went to Maya Cloetens from Belgium.

Sprint crystal globes for Austria

Anna Andexer is the sprint queen of the IBU Junior Cup season. She has won all of the sprints this season and secured the crystal globe in the discipline ranking with ease. She won the bronze medal at the Junior European Championships and finished eighth at the Junior World Championships. The best overall in the men's sprint in the IBU Junior Cup was Fabian Müllauer from Austria. He managed to finish in the top ten in all sprint races and stood on the podium in Ridnaun and Jakuszyce.

Photos: IBU I Osula

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