The members of the Finnish Biathlon World Cup team presented their weapons to Urheilu. See what kind of details can be found on the weapons.
Biathlon World Cup continues this week in Nove Mesto. You can find ‘s race tracking and broadcast information at this link.
For biathlon, a gun is one of the most important tools in sports performance. Urheilu asked the athletes of the Finnish World Cup team to tell some details about their work equipment.
With the number one name in Finland this season Otto Invenius was still in the first races of the season.
– The specialty of my gun is the magazine ends. They are light and much easier to stick to than closed magazine ends. These are easy to take even with a broken thumb.
Jaakko Ranta known as a good shooter. In December, he was as high as third in the World Cup relay held in Hochfilzen, Austria during the opening leg.
Ranta’s gun has its own tuning.
– The unique part is the hand stop, which is used for prone shooting. There is nothing else like it, because I have done it myself from the beginning with a 3D printer, from design to printing.
22 years old Noora Kaisa Keränen has reached his best World Cup ranking this season, being 28th on the normal route of Anterselva.
Last spring, the stock of Keränen’s miniature rifle cracked. He made a completely new support himself.
– I refined it to suit myself. All the finer details are made by me.
The Biathlon World Cup continues today, Tuesday, with the women’s normal route at 6 p.m. Live broadcast on TV2, Areena and the application.