Norway’s Johannes Thingnes Boe has won the Gold medal in the IBU World Championships Men’s 12.5 km Pursuit for the second year in a row. After an early penalty, Boe was able to clean the final standing stage and secure his victory with a time of 32:36.9.
Boe expressed that winning the Gold medal was not an easy feat, but he was proud of his accomplishment. He mentioned that the last two stages were particularly challenging due to wind and nerves, but he managed to focus and hit his targets, ultimately earning him the win.
The Silver medal went to Sturla Holm Laegreid, who had switched places with Boe from yesterday’s sprint competition. Laegreid recovered from seventh place after the first prone stage to clean up and win his Silver medal with a time of 31:05.4, just 28.7 seconds behind Boe.
Vetle Sjaastad Christiansen finished third and won his second Bronze medal in this weekend’s IBU World Championships Men’s 12.5 km Pursuit event. Despite missing twice in the last standing stage like Laegreid, Christiansen managed to recover and earn his third podium finish at this level of competition.