With precision and technique
The fascination of biathlon lies in the direct duel with the opponents and the permanent change of positions at the rifle range. Those who are only skating fast do not stand a chance. And neither do those who are only skilled shooters. The combination of both is decisive. For years, the German biathletes have mastered this art successfully.
At the IBU World Championships 2017 in Hochfilzen, Austria, the German biathlon team gained seven Gold medals and eight medals in total. Laura Dahlmeier claimed five wins in Hochfilzen – more than any other athlete competing at World Championships before. Simon Schempp and Benedikt Doll both won their first individual Championships Gold medals.