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Austria claims undisputed victory in Single Mixed Relay – France takes the Mixed Relay victory
Austria skied to the victory of Sunday’s Single Mixed Relay with the team Lisa Theresa Hauser and Simon Eder. USA finished 32.8 seconds back, claiming second place with team Susan Dunklee and Lowell Bailey. The German team, with Laura Dahlmeier and Roman Rees, came third 33.3 seconds behind the top team.
Austria’s team was unbeatable particularly in shooting speed. The pair used only five spare rounds in eight shootings altogether.
“We were on the podium with Simon already in the previous Single Mixed Relay. He did a fantastic job today,” says Hauser.
In the last shooting, Eder succeeded perfectly, fast and clean.
“There was no wind, and I took a risk. I was really lucky with the wind. A fast shooting was our only chance to win the race,” Eder tells us.
France took the victory in the Mixed Relay competition with team Marie Doran Habert, Anais Bescond, Simon Desthieux and Quentin Fillon Maillet. Germany finished second with an 11 second gap. The Ukraine team came third.
The French team used nine spares in the eight shootings altogether. Germany tackled their race with ten spare rounds, while Ukraine shot accurately and used only six spares.
“I was very stressed before the last shooting, because I knew that Arnd (Peiffer) would be really good at the end. I just tried to stay calm and finish the shooting with my spare rounds,” says French anchorman Quentin Fillon Maillet.
Photo: Niko Jouhkimainen