The German biathletes also distract themselves from the stress of the home World Cup in Oberhof with handicraft work.
"We made sure that we could switch off a bit in the afternoon and think about other things. You're usually just in this biathlon hustle and bustle," said Sophia Schneider: "Then we girls said that we'd get together . Then we had a coffee and did some handicrafts. Just for fun."
Schneider is motivated
It's getting serious again today (2.30 p.m. / ARD and Eurosport) in the difficult individual over 15 kilometers. "You have to divide the route well because it's really challenging to climb the Birxsteig five times," said the 25-year-old. That Birxsteig is one of the most demanding climbs of the entire season. In addition, there are warm conditions with temperatures expected to be up to seven degrees. "It's important that you don't go too fast at the beginning," said Schneider: "I'm looking forward to it and try to concentrate on every shot on the shooting range. Then we'll see what comes of it."
Third medal for Denise Herrmann-Wick?
With places seven (sprint) and five (pursuit), Schneider completed her first World Championship with strong results. "The first week went really well for me. It was a super awesome experience," said the debutante. Denise Herrmann-Wick is once again at the start with the greatest chances of winning a medal. The individual Olympic champion has already won one gold and one silver in Oberhof - now she is reaching for the third precious metal.