Biathlon: Bjørndalen tops the World Cup standings

Norway’s Biathlon king Ole Einar Bjørndalen had to settle for second place on home turf in the men’s 10km sprint in Trondheim, Norway on Thursday March 19. German Michael Greis won the event.

Photo: www.statkraft.com

Bjørndalen in action. Photo: www.statkraft.com

This was Greis’ second World Cup win of the season. Austria’s Simon Eder took third place.

Bjørndalen missed only one of his 10 targets and his second-placed finish was enough to see him move to the top of the World Cup standings. His nearest rival, Tomasz Sikora from Poland finished 13th in Trondheim.

Bjørndalen reclaimed the World Cup lead with 804 points after 21 of 26 events, dethroning the day’s 13th-place finisher Tomasz Sikora of Poland (780), with Russian Maxim Tchoudov third on 692 points after coming fourth.

The biathlon World Cup continues with pursuit races for men and women on Saturday March 21 in Trondheim.

Source: Norway Post / Monster and Chritics.

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