Laura Dahlmeier Wins World Biathlon Pursuit Title

Germany’s Laura Dahlmeier has successfully defended her world biathlon pursuit title at the world championships in Hochfilzen in Austria. The 23-year-old has already won three medals at this year’s championships.

Germany’s top biathlete Laura Dahlmeier has defended her world title to remain “queen of the pursuit” at the world championships in Hochfilzen in the Austrian Alps. After already claiming gold and silver in earlier events, Dahlmeier has added to her medal haul with gold in the 10km pursuit.

After an early penalty, the German recovered to edge out Belarus’ Darja Domratschewa (+11,6 seconds/0) and the Czech Republic’s Gabriela Koukalova (+16,6/3).

“It’s a dream come true to be world champion again,” Dahlmeier told German broadcaster ZDF. “I gave it my all and I knew that the others couldn’t catch me. Like a galloping horse that couldn’t be stopped!” – a reference to rival Koukalova’s comments after the sprint that Dahlmeier “sprints like a horse.”

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