Athlete of the week - Ruhpolding

After an incredible biathlon party in Ruhpolding, you, the fans, selected Lisa Vittozzi as your athlete of the week! She received 8,353 (45.6%) of the votes.

Your nominees after the second stage of the BMW IBU World Cup were Johannes Thingnes Boe (NOR), Lisa Vittozzi (ITA), Lou Jeanmonnot (FRA), and Jakov Fak (SLO). JT kept pushing the skiing bar higher, taking two wins to add to his Total Score tally, and also anchored the Norwegian men's relay to another triumph. Jeanmonnot achieved her first-ever podium, and Fak clinched his first Top 3 finish since 2020/2021. Vittozzi's emotional 20/20 win in the Individual - and her first No. 1 finish in four years - touched the most hearts. When you are an athlete, you often live through your highs - and lows - in front of the public eye. We witnessed Vittozzi's rise to the pinnacle of women's biathlon in the 2018/2019 season. And her heartbreaking to watch shooting and self-confidence crisis in the past two seasons. Her shooting, self-confidence, and smile are back!

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