On the Oberhof field in Thuringia, where biathlon is almost a religion, the Italian national team has once again demonstrated its excellent performances! With high expectations and a surprising desire to win, our athletes have conquered the audience with their impeccable precision, supported by the excellent performance of Fiocchi Exacta Winter cartridges.
Champion Lisa Vittozzi gave her best in the individual races, despite being sick and unable to participate in the pursuit. But she didn’t give up and won a well-deserved bronze in the 15 km individual, thanks to a 19 out of 20 shooting accuracy. Samuela Comola also impressed, achieving her best career performance with a perfect 20 out of 20 shooting accuracy and finishing fourth.
The Italian mixed relay, composed of Dorothea Wierer, Lisa Vittozzi, Didier Bionaz, and Tommaso Giacomel, confirmed the precision of the Azzurri on skis and especially in shooting (only 6 errors in 8 total shooting rounds), earning a silver medal just a few seconds behind the Norwegian "legends." The "Single Mixed" relay also saw Lisa Vittozzi and Tommaso Giacomel win a third-place bronze medal.
But the real deal was the women's relay, with Samuela Comola, Dorothea Wierer, Hannah Auchentaller, and Lisa Vittozzi bringing the tricolor flag to the biathlon podium with the first Gold Medal in history. The strong point of our athletes? The stratospheric shooting precision, which allowed them to achieve the best result in the history of this race format, with only 2 errors over the eight rounds (95% shooting accuracy!).
There is no doubt: Italy is the great protagonist of the Biathlon World Championships in Oberhof!
The international biathlon spotlight now shifts to Nove Mesto (CZE), where the World Championships will be held from March 2nd to 5th.