The French, Norwegians and Swedes did not start in Pokljuka. “So far, I have only collected relay medals, so individual success is definitely special for me. Nevertheless, I don’t think that my performance was somehow great, but it was enough to win, “Mareček told biatlon.cz, adding that he wants to focus on his highlights of the season.” … we will run the European Junior Championship here in Pokljuka next week, and then, I believe, I will prepare well for the February World Cup in the USA, “added the New Town biathlete for the federal website.
The IBU Cup, a second-league series of adults, had only a half continuation in Slovakia’s Osrblí. A strong wind helped cancel the men’s sprint. It may stir up the nomination fight for the fifth Czech place for the Beijing Olympics.
The sprint will run again on Saturday. The chase has dropped out of the 5th IBU Cup program. In the first of three individual races in Osrblí, Tomáš Krupčík was the fifth fifth among the Czechs.
The women managed to leave the sprint on Friday – Eliška Teplá, 22nd, was the highest in the Czech team. Klára Lejsek finished fourteen places behind her. Camille Bened from France won.