The Norwegian team had a strong performance in the IBU World Championships Men’s 12.5 km Pursuit, securing the top three positions. Johannes Thingnes Boe won the Gold medal for the second consecutive year, despite missing his first three shots. His teammate Vetle Sjaastad Christiansen initially controlled the race but missed twice in the final standing stage and fell from first place.
Boe credited his win to staying focused and aiming for the center, even when some of his shots were close. He admitted that the final two shootings were not easy due to wind and nerves, but he was able to pull off a successful comeback and secure victory. Boe had not thought a Gold medal was within reach before the competition but believed with a good day, anything was possible.
Norway swept the podium just like they did in yesterday’s sprint. Sturla Holm Laegreid won Silver, while Christiansen took Bronze – this being his second individual IBU WCH medal. Overall, it was an impressive feat for both Boe and Christiansen as they battled through tough conditions to secure their positions on the podium.