Sophia Schneider and Philipp Nawrath took sixth place in the single mixed relay at the Biathlon World Championships in Oberhof.
The 25-year-old World Championship debutant and the 30-year-old from Allgäu suffered a penalty loop from Schneider and a total of twelve spare rounds and were therefore unable to take part in the medal fight. In the end, the duo, which was used in a relay for the first time at a World Championships, was 1:30.7 minutes behind the victorious Norwegians Marte Olsbu Röiseland and Johannes Thingnes Bös, who even won despite a penalty loop Bös. Silver went to the Austrians Lisa Theresa Hauser and David Komatz, third were Lisa Vittozzi and Tommaso Giacomel from Italy.
Röiseland is now the record world champion with her 13th world title and replaced Magdalena Neuner (12). Meanwhile, Bö is the first male ski hunter to win five gold medals at a World Championship. He also has the chance to be the first in biathlon to win seven gold medals in seven races.
In the single-mixed relay, which has only been part of the World Cup program since 2019 and is not Olympic, Franziska Preuß and Erik Lesser won silver in Antholz in 2020, the only German medal so far.