The Biathlon World Championships will be held in Switzerland for the first time from 11. to 23. February 2025. Be there when World Championship medals are awarded in Lenzerheide!
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Recap Biathlon World Cup 2023
The first BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon Lenzerheide was a success - and has fuelled even more interest for the World Championships at the same venue in February 2025. A total of 22'500 spectators streamed into the Roland Arena over the four days of competition. They turned the first showdown of the world's biathlon elite in the Grisons holiday region into a major sporting event.
Braisaz-Bouchet wins premiere in Lenzerheide
The first race of the World Cup premiere in Lenzerheide was won by Justine Braisaz-Bouchet. The French athlete came out on top in the sprint ahead of Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold and Lisa Vittozzi. The 27-year-old made the difference on the track, where she took ten or more seconds off the two podium skiers. The sprint winner will take a lead of 12.2 seconds into Saturday's pursuit competition. Lena Häcki-Gross was the best Swiss competitor. Despite three misses, the 28-year-old finished in 19th place.
German festival in the men's sprint
Benedikt Doll is the first men's winner in Lenzerheide. The 33-year-old German took his first win of the season ahead of sprint king Johannes Thingnes Bø. Fellow countryman Philipp Nawrath completed the podium and, together with Philipp Horn (4th) and Johannes Kühn (6th), ensured a German day of joy. The recovered Niklas Hartweg impressed from a local perspective. With just one miss, the man from Schwyz finished in 11th place and was celebrated frenetically by the crowd.
Magnificent day in Lenzerheide
In glorious weather, the pursuit races were won by Norway and France. The Norwegian men took all the podium places, while the French women celebrated a double victory. 10'000 spectators ensured a large crowd and a great atmosphere in the Roland Arena in Lantsch/Lenz. A great foretaste of the final day of competition on Sunday and the 2025 World Championships! Wrestling king Christian Stucki honoured the day's best and tennis legend Roger Federer also attended the exciting competitions.
Several thousand biathlon fans streamed to the two mass starts in Lenzerheide on Sunday. The great atmosphere at the first ever Swiss Biathlon World Cup was highly praised by the athletes. As was the fantastic backdrop, which hardly any other venue could compete with. The anticipation for the 2025 World Championships is therefore huge among athletes and organisers alike.
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