Tuesday, January 25

Biathlon: Anaïs Chevalier-Bouchet takes her first podium of the season in the Östersund sprint

Anaïs Chevalier-Bouchet has found a smile again. The day after a completely missed Individual, like the other Blues, the Frenchwoman made up for it perfectly this Sunday with her first podium of the season and her 2nd place in the Östersund (Sweden) sprint.

Her flawless behind the rifle was not enough to prevent Sweden’s Hanna Oeberg from shining at home. The Olympic champion in the individual also aimed right on the shooting range, but she was faster on the skis to steal the victory from Anaïs Chevalier-Bouchet. But the Habs did not shy away from their pleasure of getting on the second step of the podium. A result much more in line with the ambitions of the vice-world champion in the specialty.

Disappointed with her performance (52nd, 5 faults), Saturday, and revenge, she had a much more solid race both on skis and shots (0 faults) to sign the 15e podium of his career. “It feels good,” she rejoiced at the microphone of the channel L’Equipe. I am satisfied with what I have done. I wanted to go full blast. I was in the lead at the first intermediate, then we had to improve all that. I’m a bit of a diesel, I need several races to get into it. ” And it will try to confirm its rise in power, from Thursday, with a new sprint still in Östersund.

In her wake, Justine Braisaz-Bouchet has also rectified the situation to play the leading roles. For a long time on the provisional podium, she finally finished in a good 6th place (1 fault), behind the Norwegian Marte Olsbu-Roeiseland and the Belarusians Dzinara Alimbekava and Hanna Sola. For their part, Anaïs Bescond took 13th place (1 fault), while Julia Simon (35th with 3 faults) and young Chloé Chevalier (55th with 3 faults) finished much further.


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