French biathlete Cantin Fillon maillet won gold in the mass start in Antholz. This gold medal became the first in the career of a young athlete. His victory completed a remarkably successful series for French athletes: 25-27 January, the French skiers, skiers and biathletes won 8 awards.
The athletes have shown great results on the world Cup stage in Antholz. On Friday, January 25, Antonin Gehenna became the bronze medalist in the sprint, January 26, he finished second, and Cantin Fillon maillet — third. Only the top five were four French people: Simon Destie finished fourth, and Martin Fourcade rounded out the top five. Won the Norwegian Johannes boe.
The following stages of the biathlon world Cup will take place in Canada and the United States. Many athletes, including the award-winning Martin Fourcade of France, do not plan to participate in them to avoid the complex process of acclimatization after and in better shape to approach the world Championships to be held in March in Ostersund, Sweden.
On Saturday, January 26, pleased the fans and skier Maurice Magnifica: he won the race on 15 km freestyle in the Swedish Ulricehamn, leaving behind the Norwegians Kruger and Tonset.
Also on 26 January, the French skier Clement Noel was the strongest in the slalom at the world Cup in the Tyrolean Kitzbuhel. Bronze went to another Frenchman — Alexis Pinturo. Sunday, January 27, the last day of the stage of their teammate Joan Clara won silver in the super-g. Two more Frenchman was in the top ten — Brice Roger in seventh position and Alexi Pentura on the tenth.