The World Championships of biathlon began this afternoon in Ruhpolding in Germany with the mixed relay. The best teams of every nation were lined up in spring conditions. Both girls had to make each a tour of 6km with two stops in the shooting, the boys had a run of 7,5km.
The French relay composed for the Team Rossignol with Marie-Laure Brunet, Marie Dorin-Habert and Martin Fourcade missed his appointment in spite of the good beginning. Marie-Laure (9/10 in the shooting) then Marie (10/10 in the shooting) was strong because Marie has given the relay in the lead to Simon Fourcade. But Simon cracks down in the shooting counting more than 2 minutes of delay when he gives the relay to Martin. This last one will not manage to catch up the accumulated delay and the French team ends 11th.
Norwayconserves his title of World Champion after receiving a time adjust because of a technical problem. Slovenia and Germany complete the podium.
Next event on Saturday: Sprint 10 km M (12:30) and Sprint 7,5 km W (15:30)
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