“After the first part of the race, I saw that Alice was in first position so I knew that it was a good day for her and I thought I have to do a good race to give the relay to Alice in the best position I can when she takes on her part of the race.” - Antonin Guy
“I’m very happy to win with Antonin." - Alice Dusserre
For Guy, it is the second Gold medal in two competitions and France only surrendered the lead for a short while when he had to reload two bullets at his first prone shooting.
Germany's Marie Keudel and Norway's Eiril Nordboe handed over to their teammates in 11th and 10th place respectively after the first leg but both teams managed to roll through the field slowly but surely - until Korbi Kuebler held off Storm Veitsle on the home straight to secure silver for Germany. Italy remained in touching distance to a medal finish but two penalty loops at the final shooting relegated them into 5th place behind Switzerland.
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