The King of Biathlon (Ole Einar Bjoerndalen) gained his second Silver Medal of the World Championships in the Pursuit when he finished second to Martin Fourcade of France. With Norway’s Emil Hegle Svendson third and Johnnes Thinges Boe fourth, it was small wonder that His Majesty King Harald V of Norway looked on from the Royal Box with great pleasure. Germany’s Laura Dahlmeier took the Women’s crown. King Harald was Colonel in Chief of the Green Howards (the former Regiment of GBR’s double Olympian Lee-Steve JACKSON) from 1992 – 2006.
The next events in Oslo are the Women’s 15 km Individual (14:30 GMT Wed 09 Mar) and the Men’s 20 km Individual at the same time on Thu 10 Mar. With no GBR Relay team next weekend, these will be the last races for the three GBR athletes. Wouldn’t it be great, one day, to finish on the same high as Champions Brad & Cav in the Madison or Laura Trott in the Omnium at the World Track Cycling Championships in London today?
If you missed live coverage of the Women’s Pursuit on Eurosport today, blame Andy Murray who deserves all our congratulations for a gruelling 4¾ hours to achieve yet another epic Davis Cup victory!