In an interview with Nordic Magazine, French biathlete Lou Jeanmonnot took stock of a successful World Cup season.
The 2022-2023 season of the Women’s Biathlon World Cup has been over for a good month now. It’s always time to take stock. Overall, on the French side, they are good or even very good. If Julia Simon won the big crystal globe, at her side, other French women also distinguished themselves. Like Lou Jeanmonnot. This Saturday, the latter, who played her first full winter on the international circuit, took the opportunity to take stock of herself, in an interview with Nordic Magazine. A balance that is more than positive. On arrival, the Habs finished in eleventh place in the general classification.
” It was a very good season, beyond my expectations, she confirms. There are not enough things to remember because it is by making dumplings that you learn and gain experience. I made two, three nice ones, but, casually, I don’t have much to take from them except that the training has worked well and that gives me a lot of confidence for the season next. It went so well this winter that I’m going to have to be demanding next year because in seasons where everything is going well, that doesn’t happen often. »
“The only two 20/20s I get out of the year give me my podiums”
Very quickly, on the occasion of this exercise, Lou Jeanmonnot put on the costume of the French team’s jailer, despite his lack of experience. After having shone in the relay, with even a victory for Hochfilzen in Austria, the Frenchwoman then climbed on her first podium, finishing second in the individual event, in mid-January, in Ruhpolding in Germany. Before a second, during the month of March, during the mass-start in Östersund in Sweden: “The only two 20/20s that I come out of the year give me my podiums. This is where we see that shooting well is important. I was still surprised by these podiums because it was far from being the objective of the season. I thought I’d go get some flowers instead. »