A Sprint-Pursuit double for Olsbu Roeiseland

In a furious and hard-fought last lap, Marte Olsbu Roeiseland got the better of Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold, winning the Women's 10km Pursuit in 29:22.7. There were just 2.2 seconds between the Norwegian athletes, who each missed one shot.

A clean-shooting Anais Chevalier-Bouchet finished third, 15.3 back. Olsbu Roeiseland, Tandrevold, and Chevalier-Bouchet kept their positions from the Sprint.

A close fight until the final meters

Olsbu Roeiseland missed one shot in the second prone but stayed within 6.0 seconds - and controlling distance - from Chevalier-Bouchet. She withstood continuous attacks from Tandrevold, who surged ahead first in the final lap fight but ran out of energy in the conclusive 500 meters as Olsbu-Roeiseland’s famous determination prevailed.

“It was an incredibly close-fought race with Ingrid. I knew she would attack early but had enough strength to stay with her on the climb. I finished strongly. I feel more and more like myself. Two wins in two days in front of these cheering fans are fantastic,” said Olsbu Roeiseland

Olsbu Roeiseland repeated her career-first Sprint-Pursuit double from 2018/2019. For Tandrevold, it was the fifth World cup podium of 2022/2023 and the fourth for Chevalier-Bouchet fourth.

"We have put up quite a show. I hope the spectators were happy. I am proud of my standing shooting performance. I also had one of the best days on the skis. Ever," said satisfied Tandrevold.

Olsbu Roeiseland added a 17th win to her account of victories that count towards Total Score in the BMW IBU World Cup.

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Julia Simon, showcasing incredible competitive will despite depleted energy reserves, missed two shots and finished fourth, 53 seconds behind the winner.

Julia Simon takes the lead in the Pursuit Cup Score

Finishing fourth in today’s Pursuit, Julia Simon took the lead in the World Cup Pursuit Score from Elvira Oeberg. Simon now has 373 points vs. Oeberg’s 350, a promise for a splendid finale in Oslo-Holmenkollen.

Lisa Vittozzi, with two misses, and Denise Herrmann-Wick, shooting 17/20, rounded up the Flower ceremony, 1:09.6 behind Olsbu Roeiseland.

Julia Simon edges away from Elvira Oeberg

Simon earned 50 precious World cup points today and has 158 points lead over Elvira Oeberg before the competitions in Oestersund next week.

Simon has 893 points, Oeberg 735, and Lisa Vittozzi 720, with 450 still up for grabs until the end of the season.

The competitions in Nove Mesto na Morave continue tomorrow with Mixed Relays.

Photo: IBU/C. Manzoni, J. Svoboda

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