clear
Monday July 16th, 2018 6:25PM

Norway beats France to win men's relay at biathlon World Cup

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

RUHPOLDING, Germany (AP) — Johannes Thingnes Boe sealed Norway's win ahead of France in the men's 4x7.5-kilometer relay at a biathlon World Cup on Friday.

Boe overtook Antonin Guigonnat of France and Anton Shipulin of Russia and carved out a big lead after shooting cleanly in prone. He needed two spares in standing shooting before sealing the win, 24.9 seconds ahead of France.

The Norwegian team of Lars Helge Birkeland, Boe's older brother Tarjei, Emil Hegle Svendsen, and the younger Boe completed the course in over an hour with seven spares.

It was the Norwegians' eighth win in 11 relay races in Ruhpolding.

Overall World Cup leader Martin Fourcade shot cleanly to drag France back into contention with the fastest round of the day, going third after Simon Desthieux and Quentin Fillon Maillet. But Guigonnat was unable to hold onto their lead. France finished with six spares altogether.

Russia finished third, 53.4 seconds behind Norway with four spares, followed by Germany and Austria.

The women's relay was scheduled for Saturday.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Sports
© Copyright 2018 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Panthers hire Norv Turner as new offensive coordinator
The Panthers have hired Norv Turner as offensive coordinator
11:18AM ( 5 minutes ago )
Africa startled by Trump's sudden and vulgar attention
Africa startled by Trump's sudden and vulgar attention; 'Perfect definition of racism'
11:10AM ( 13 minutes ago )
Trump (sort of) denies vulgar comments about immigrants
President Donald Trump is denying using certain vulgar "language" amid fury over his comments during a meeting with lawmakers trying to hash out an immigration
11:08AM ( 15 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Muffat-Jeandet gets first career win in World Cup combined
Victor Muffat-Jeandet has risen from 27th place after the downhill run to win a World Cup combined event in Switzerland
9:15AM ( 2 hours ago )
Zidane says it's not as bad as it looks for Real Madrid
Zinedine Zidane says it's not as bad as it looks for Real Madrid
9:07AM ( 2 hours ago )
Women's World Cup ski races doubtful due to weakened course
Women's World Cup ski races in Austria doubtful due to weakened course after rain, mild temperatures
8:49AM ( 2 hours ago )
AP Sports
Panthers hire Norv Turner as new offensive coordinator
The Panthers have hired Norv Turner as offensive coordinator
11:18AM ( 5 minutes ago )
Africa startled by Trump's sudden and vulgar attention
Africa startled by Trump's sudden and vulgar attention; 'Perfect definition of racism'
11:10AM ( 13 minutes ago )
Trump (sort of) denies vulgar comments about immigrants
President Donald Trump is denying using certain vulgar "language" amid fury over his comments during a meeting with lawmakers trying to hash out an immigration
11:08AM ( 15 minutes ago )
Officials: Iran deal survives, Trump will waive sanctions
U.S. officials say President Donald Trump will extend waivers on Iran sanctions, keeping the landmark 2015 nuclear deal alive for at least another several months despite his past vows to scuttle the deal
10:52AM ( 31 minutes ago )
Japanese PM kicks off six-nation European tour in Estonia
Japan's prime minister has kicked off a five-day European tour that will take him to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania _ becoming the first-ever head of the Asian nation to visit these countries
10:48AM ( 36 minutes ago )