The Norwegian biathletes astounded with their dominance in the men's pursuit race on Epiphany in Oberhof.
In the Biathlon World Cup
event in Oberhof, Endre Strømsheim
claimed victory, Sturla Holm Lægreid
finished second, Johannes Dale
third, while the Bø
and Johannes Thingnes
, took the fourth and fifth positions.
In the Cross-Country Skiing World Cup
, Norway has seen occasional seen top 5 places this millennium, but occupying the top five positions in biathlon has been rarer.
The last time a single country secured the top five spots in a men's biathlon World Cup event was the Soviet Union in Minsk on January 10, 1985.
The 20-kilometer race, held in nearly minus 20 degrees Celsius, was won by Andrei Zenkov
ahead of Yuri Kaskarov
and Piotr Miloradov
. Sergei Idinov
finished fourth, and Dimitri Vasiljev
took fifth place.