Germany's biathletes are looking forward to the World Cup season finale in Oslo.
"The stadium at Holmenkollen is absolutely special, with a unique flair," said Philipp Nawrath before the last sprint of the winter (3:15 p.m. / ARD and Eurosport): "After it snowed again, the conditions should be really good. The routes are not without and quite challenging with many meters of altitude in the route profile." Team colleague David Zobel added: "The facility is very impressive! Great atmosphere and fantastic landscape in combination with biathlon, that's just brilliant."
Cradle of Nordic skiing
At the cradle of Nordic skiing in Norway, 30-year-old Nawrath is flirting with a top ten finish. "That would be a great success for me," said the Bavarian. Former world champion Benedikt Doll, who won the individual in Östersund, Sweden last week, should have the best chance of a place on the podium.
After surviving their corona infections, the brothers Johannes Thingnes Bö and Tarjei Bö are back for the first time. Johannes Thingnes Bö is already the winner of the overall World Cup, although there are still three races until Sunday. The 29-year-old had prevailed in eight World Cup races in a row before his forced break.
"We want to continue the positive trend from Östersund in order to end the season with a good feeling and to be able to start the new preparation with the same feeling," said sports director Felix Bitterling from the German Ski Association. Zobel is also hoping for a positive end to the long winter in the sprint, pursuit and mass start. "I'm feeling better from competition to competition. Towards the end of the season I often have good competitions," said the 26-year-old.