Biathlon: After disappointment of individual, Anaïs Chevalier-Bouchet takes his revenge during sprint

The French finishes second behind the Swedish Hanna Oberg. Norwegian Marte Olsbu Roeeland completes the podium.


“I know my worst opponent on a race, it’s me. So I do not have to be afraid of others.” The words are signed Anaïs Chevalier-Bouchet in an interview for the France Info before starting the 2021-2022 biathlon season. At the time of taking stock of the first round disputed this weekend in Ostersund, in Sweden, it is clear that the French had seen in its analysis.

Out of the spot during the individual test Saturday, by scoring two targets from the first shot, the Iséroise took his revenge on Sunday morning during the sprint (7.5 kilometers, a shot while lying down , a standing shot). Author of a fault behind the rifle, it ends in second place, behind the locale of the stage, Hanna Oberg (10/10 also), who the end of eleven seconds on the finish line.

“I said to my husband yesterday:” I’m going to block! “”. In the first [score] intermediate, I was in the lead. In shot, I really set up what I wanted “, rejoiced Anaïs Chevalier-Bouchet, on the arrival area.” Me, I am a diesel. Yesterday, I was too relaxed. I did not have stress at all. Today, I kicked my buttocks, “she concludes with the chain microphone. For the tricolor quota, this podium adds to that of Simon Desthieux, third during the individual.

Behind Anaïs Chevalier-Bouchet, Norwegian Marte Olsbu Roeeland (9/10) Advance La Belarus Dzinara Alimbekava (10/10) of three seconds to mount on the last step of the podium. A Welcome Performance for the Norwegian clan, since the best biathlete of last season, Tiril Eckhoff, finished only 28th after spending three times through the penalty ring because of his errors behind the rifle.

On a Swedish track without much difficulty, but demanding from end to end, Justine Braisaz-Bouchet was the first to start. Bib number 1 got a nice sixth place with a 9/10 shooting. Even ratio for Anaïs Bescond, 13th on arrival. Second place of his compatriot? “Yesterday, I said it,” We will put the clocks back on time! “. I did not expect the team of France, entrusts the most experienced tricolore clan (34). Only the beginning of the season. I can not wait to see more.”

While men rush in turn during the sprint this Sunday from 1 pm, the World Cup will continue from Thursday, December 2, always in Ostersund, with the sprints, before the weekend lawsuits -End.

/Media reports.