Biathlon - Bohm helps Germany to relay glory

Daniel Bohm ensured his IBU Open European Biathlon Championships came to a golden ending after helping Germany to the 4x7.5km relay title for his third medal in Slovakia.

Biathlon - Bohm helps Germany to relay glory

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BIATHLON Daniel Böhm 2011

The 25-year-old climbed the podium for the first time in Brezno-Osrblie on Sunday courtesy of bronze in the 12.5km pursuit before storming to gold in the 20km individual two days later.

And he ensured his gold-medal winning exploits continued as he lead out a German 4x7.5km relay team including Matthias Bischl, Johannes Kuhn and Erik Lesser.

They were far from the best in the range, collecting ten penalties between them, but were untouchable on their skis, posting a winning time of 1:16:54.1hours.

And it was a good thing they had the pace as Norway’s quartet accrued just six penalties in the range in comparison but could only ski to silver little over ten seconds adrift.

Meanwhile, Russian Alexey Volkov, who has two individual gold medals to his name in Slovakia, shot perfectly himself however with his teammates contributing eight penalties he had to settle for bronze.

And in the women’s 4x6km relay Olena Pidhrushna anchored Ukraine to gold for her third title in Brezno-Osrblie after wins in the 7.5km sprint and 10km pursuit.

The Ukrainian quartet clocked a winning time of 1:15:14.3 – an advantage of nearly a minute-and-a-half over Russia in second and almost two minutes ahead of Germany in third.

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