The golden splendor of the single triumph of Denise Herrmann is becoming weaker after the next moderate Olympic idea of the German biathlaces. Also in the persecution race, it did not make any of the best ten on Sunday from the quartet around the single Olympic champion in China. Vanessa Voigt made in Zhangjiakou as twelfth still for the best placement.
The Olympic debutant was after ten kilometers and a shooting error 2: 48.4 minutes behind the winner Marte Olsbu Roiseland. The Norwegian was holding her third gold after the successes in the mixed season and in the sprint. Silver secured himself as in the sprint with 1: 36.5 minutes behind the Swedish Elvira Öberg.
Bronze went 12.2 seconds behind at World Champion Tiril Eckhoff from Norway. Eckhoff overhauled on the final round still her compatriot Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold, who only stumbled on the last kilometer and managed it with the last strength. The 25-year-old broke collapsed and had to be treated.
The Franziska Preuß condemned to watch the Olympics for a long time as the 15. Her so far best result, was already 2: 58.7 minutes behind the winner despite only a shooting error. Herrmann came after three pats with 3: 20.7 minutes behind Ranked 17, Vanessa Hinz occupied 2nd place - though they shot only once at 20 attempts next to it, the residue on the runner much better Röiseland 3: 34.1 minutes.
According to the worst sprint result of German women in the Olympic history, the starting position was unfavorable for the most placed Voigt and Herrmann from the beginning, the residues were already at least one and a half minutes. And since the favorites despite snowfalls on the first lying shooting, all of them remain faultless, the chances of catching up even further. Herrmann had, after all, failed, but Voigt had to complete a penalty and fell back further. Prussian also picked off immediately, Herrmann then aimed for it.
On the front, Roiseland was no longer taking the next gold after a fault attempt at the first standing shooting and underpinned her status as the clear best in the persecution this winter. The 31-year-old follows Laura Dahlmeier, who had triumphed in Pyeongchang four years ago. Behind it the cards were newly mixed - especially because the Sprint second Elvira Öberg had to turn three criminal trials. In the end, she saved her second silver. Herrmann initially made a jump to rank twelve. However, for the bronze rank, however, lacked 45 seconds, before her returned two mistakes in the final shooting.
The result at a glance