France, France and more France.
This is how the first individual race of the world championships ended in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic. Hanna Öberg was the best Swede.
– It will be a good starting position for the start of the hunt, says Öberg in SVT.
Hanna Öberg had a silver medal from last year’s WC sprint to defend, but there was a failure in the standing shooting and when the speed under the skis was also not enough, the Swede had to settle for a top ten placing.
– It’s a tough race. I think that today we really get to feel that there is a fluoride ban. I think I have done my part, given the conditions today. It’s the shooting, for it to be a top race I would have been more efficient, says Öberg.
The result in the sprint is the basis for the starting order in Sunday’s chase start.
– You really had to fight, I’m a little bit behind the first, but I still think it will be a good starting position for the start of the hunt.
Julia Simon, France, won, ahead of compatriots Justine Braisaz-Bouchet and Lou Jeanmonnot.