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Biathlon – Relais d’Antholz-Anterselva (F) : La France sur le podium à la photo-finish © provided by Sports.co.uk Biathlon - Relais d'Antholz-Anterselva (F): France on the podium in photo-finish

Fourth female relay this season and fourth podium for the team of France! After the victory in Östersund and Ruhpolding and the third place in Hochfilzen, the blue have again finished third in Antholz-Anterselva. Chloé Chevalier, Justine Braisaz-Bouchet, Paula Botet and Anaïs Bescond have advanced to the photo-finish the Italian team but have not been able to cope with Norway and Russia. The Norwegians, led by the Knotten-Eckhoff-Link-Tandrevold Quartet, signed their first win winter victory after a magnificent Remontada. At the first passage of relay, it is indeed the Belarus which was in the lead, in front of Sweden and Italy. France was only eighth, Chloe Knight having made a mistake, and Norway ... 17th, because Karoline Knotten had had to make a penalty trick and fired five picks. In the second pass, the ranking was already upset, with Russia in front of Poland and Italy. Authors of six mistakes, Justine Braisaz-Bouchet had passed the relay in Paula Botet, who participated in his very first world cup relay, in fifth position, and Norway had risen to the eleventh place, who had committed three faults.

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a nice luck in Beijing

is then that the Norwegian machine started, thanks to Ida Link, which only made the relay to Ingrid Tandrevold in first position, before the Czech Republic and Italy. Paula Botet made a correct relay, with four faults, and a fifth place when passing over to Anais Bescond. "Nanas" climbed third place after his first shot (one fault) and then in the second after his second shot (a fault), 39 seconds from Norway. But while Tandrevold is quietly giving the victory to his country, Bescond was doubled by Russian Nigmatulline in the last round, but managed to keep his third place in Sprint against the Italian Federica Sanfilippo. A new podium for the blue, which will represent in this event a very beautiful medal chance at the Beijing Olympics. The female relay is scheduled for February 16 at 8:45.

World Cup (F) / Relais d'Antholz-Anterselva (Italy)

Relais (4х- $ km) - Saturday, January 22 2022

1- Norway in 1h12'54 "1 (1 Tour de penalty + 10 pipings)

2- Russia at 24 "6 (3 + 12)

3- France at 32" 6 (0 + 13)

4- Italy to 32 "6 (0 + 13)

5- USA to 50" 1 ( 0 + 13)

6- Czech Republic at 59 "8 (0 + 8)

7- Switzerland at 1'03" 7 (1 + 11)

8- Germany at 1'08 "2 (0 + 13)

9 - Finland at 1'18 "9 (0 + 10)

10- Poland at 1'36 (1 + 13)

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