J.Boe finishes in style, Fillon Maillet fourth
This Sunday, Johannes Thingnes Boe won the mass start in Oslo. The last race of the season. Quentin Fillon Maillet finished fourth.
Johannes Thingnes Boe definitely leaves nothing to anyone. This Sunday, the Norwegian won the mass start in Oslo. The very last race of this 2022-2023 season of the Men’s Biathlon World Cup. The biathlete, already guaranteed to win a fourth big crystal globe since the start of his career, is ending an exceptional season during which he won no less than 19 victories in total. And more precisely sixteen in the World Cup as well as three during the 2023 edition of the world championships, which took place last February. This Sunday, this final race took place in full fog. The Norwegian did not shoot flawlessly, with a final score of 18/20.
Sad record for the French men’s biathlon team
With a fault on the lying shot and another on the standing. However, the biathlete did not hesitate to get ahead of two competitors, authors, for their part, of a 20/20. These two famous biathletes are the Swiss Niklas Hartweg, second, as well as the Norwegian Vetle Christiansen, third. At the level of the French contingent, Quentin Fillon Maillet, author of a 19/20 in shooting, could not do better than fourth place in the final. Fabien Claude, author of three faults, is twelfth while Antonin Guigonnat, who finishes with an 18/20 in shooting, is 19th. The French men’s biathlon team ends this season without an individual victory. A great first for more than a quarter of a century.
WORLD CUP (H) / MASS START OF OSLO (NORWAY)
Final classification (15km) – Sunday March 19, 2023
1- Johannes Boe (NOR) in 38’51″9 (2 shooting errors)
2- Niklas Hartweg (FRA) at 26″2 (0)
3- Vetle Sjastad Christiansen (NOR) at 35″2 (0)
4- Quentin Fillon Maillet (FRA) at 36″8 (1)
5- Sturla Holm Laegreid (NOR) at 40″ (1)
6- Martin Ponsiluoma (SWE) at 43″ (4)
7- Tarjei Boe (NOR) at 51″2 (2)
8- Tero Seppala (FIN) at 1’03″7 (2)
9- Sebastian Stalder (SUI) at 1’06″1 (1)
10- Simon Eder (AUT) at 1’15″1 (0)
12- Fabien Claude (FRA) at 1’27″3 (3)
19- Antonin Guigonnat (FRA) at 2’06″8 (2)