With the best german start in olympic history, the german biathletes put on a great show at the winter games in pyeongchang.
With the german flag in her hand, superstar laura dahlmeier stormed to her second gold medal, shortly afterwards benedikt doll beamed over bronze. Three gold and one bronze in the first four decisions in sud korea – it could hardly be better.
In the pursuit races on monday, germany’s top skier dahlmeier started the race again, winning after ten kilometers with a large lead over two-time olympic champion anastasiya kuzmina from slovakia and french skier anais bescond, despite a pushing mistake. This makes the 24-year-old the first biathlete to achieve a double in sprint and pursuit at the same winter games. Only record-breaking olympic champion ole einar bjorndalen from norway had managed such a feat before.