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Gandler celebrates sixth place

Gandler celebrates sixth place

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Biathlete Anna Gandler achieved the best result of her career so far with a sixth-place finish in the speed competition in Soldier Hollow (USA). The 23-year-old didn't miss a beat in the inaugural North American women's race and ended up in an excellent sixth place, 1:02.0 minutes behind. Not only was the young Austrian able to celebrate her best World Cup result to date, but she also participated in the flower distribution ceremony for the top 6 players for the first time.

“Of course I'm really happy today. The conditions were very difficult, and then there was also the altitude, which I personally don't like. That's why I'm very happy that I was able to get two zeros, because I lost a little time running today. The last lap was difficult Very happy, but overall I'm very happy. I was actually very close to the rose ceremony with two 7th places, but I never imagined that I would be able to do it today. I'm a bit speechless at the moment, really happy with the result and now I achieved my goal for this Season,” Gandler said with a smile.

The victory went to Frenchwoman Justine Presaz Bouchet, who was able to excel by wasting one opportunity, with a margin of 13.4 seconds, in front of Norwegian Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold, who did not commit any mistakes. Third place went to Lou Jeanmonnot (+19.2 seconds / error-free) from France.

Lisa Hauser finished 27th with two shooting errors, 2:07.6 minutes behind Anna Juppé (+2:49.0 minutes/4 misses), Leah Rothshopf (3:07.7 minutes/3 misses) and Tamara Steiner (+5:51.1 minutes). /5 missed shots) Wasted World Cup points with 44th, 51st and 92nd places.

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