Halfway To Hundred For Bjorndalen

FasterSkierJanuary 25, 2005

Biathlon skier Ole Einar Bjorndalen won his sixth World Cup race in a row on Sunday by winning the pursuit in Anterselva, Italy. He now stands with a record 50 World Cup victories.

Fasterskier.com wrote on January 18th that Borndalen had just broken Bjorn Daehlie’s record of 46 victories and now stood with 47 World Cup victories: Historical Victory: Bjorndalen Broke Daehlie’s Record http://www.fasterskier.com/news.php?id=1801 .

A week later Bjorndalen has three more first places for a total of 50!

Bjorndalen started first in Sunday’s pursuit after winning Saturday’s race. He hit all 20 targets and was never threatened.

He now thinks that he has reached a top performance wise:

– It’s not possible to become a lot better than what I am at the moment. It’s fantastic when things are working like this in both shooting and skiing. I didn’t have to take out everything. It’s incredibly fun when things are working like this, says Bjorndalen

Winning everything

The biathlon king has now won the last six races he has raced. He cleaned up both in Rupholding last week and in Anterselva this week.

Bjordalen is now leading the World Cup and his victory tied alpine skier Alberto Tomba’s 50 victories.

This gives me a high level of confidence, said Bjorndalen

Source: Norwegian newspaper VG (www.vg.no)



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