IBU World Cup Soldier Hollow Men’s 10 k Sprint
It was a career first IBU World Cup win for Norway’s Vetle Sjåstad Christiansen in the men’s 10 k sprint on Friday. Christiansen won in a time of 23:39.7 minutes while shooting clean for the day. France’s Simon Desthieux earned his first World Cup podium of the year as he marked a time only 1.3 seconds behind Christiansen while accruing one penalty after missing a target during his prone stage. The third podium spot went to Germany’s Roman Rees who missed one target standing and finished 22.4 seconds behind.
For the North American men, several athletes marked top-20 results.
U.S. biathlete Sean Doherty placed 14th (+1:03.6, 1+0). Canada’s Scott Gow finished 17th (+1:13.8, 1+0), and Aidan Millar 20th (+1:20.7) while cleaning both his shooting rounds. According to the IBU, this is Millar’s career best World Cup result.
Also for the U.S., Alex Howe finished 81st (+3:51.4, 3+2), and Jake Brown 85th (+4:17.8, 2+5).
Christian Gow for Canada placed 44th (1:59.7, 0+3), Jules Burnotte 64th (+2:52.6, 1+3).
Eighty-six athletes finished Friday’s sprint.
In the season long overall results news, Norway’s Johannes Thingnes Bø, by placing fourth today (+41.5, 0+4), captured the IBU World Cup sprint globe. It is Bø’s first “unshared” globe. Last season he tied with France’s Martin Fourcade for the individual title.