Beijing 2022 – Biathlon: Quentin Fillon Maillet in the 1000. The Swiss in the soft belly

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Five days after his individual title, Quentin Fillon Maillet became Olympic biathlon pursuit champion. The 29-year-old Frenchman now has four medals at the 2022 Games after his 2 second places in the sprint and in the mixed relay. He also became the French sportsman with the most medals during a single edition of the Winter Games.

Starting more than 30 seconds from the Norwegian Johannes Boe, Quentin Fillon Maillet shot a perfect shot (20/20) in difficult conditions to finally win with 28 seconds ahead of Tarjei Boe, Johannes’ big brother, and 35 on Eduard Latypov. The 29-year-old Frenchman still has 2 events on the program at the Beijing Games: the men’s relay and the mass start.

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In the soft belly from the start because of their average performance the day before in the sprint, the Swiss made too many errors in shooting to make an improbable comeback. In the wind and snow of Beijing, Sebastian Stalder made 4 faults and took 36th place. Niklas Hartweg made one more and inherited the 38th. Big disappointment for Joscha Burkhalter who was caught on the loop and did not finish the race. As for the Valaisan Benjamin Weger, he did not take the start of the event because of respiratory problems.

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Among the ladies, the victory went to Marte Olsbu Roeiseland. These lawsuits allowed the 2 Olympic champions to enter the history of the Games. The Norwegian became the 1st biathlete to win so many medals, 4th overall, at the same Winter Games. Among the men, the Frenchman Quentin Fillon Maillet achieved the same performance a few hours later and thus equaled the record set in 2002 by the Norwegian Ole Einar Björndalen.

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