Bjoerndalen again on the podium
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The eight-time biathlon Olympic champion Ole Einar Bjoerndalen has once again shown how strong he is. At the 10 km men Sprint in Oberhof Germany. He secured the 2nd place at difficult wind conditions. The competition was delayed since the snow on the track seemed to melt due to rain and warm temperatures. Artificial snow and a dedicated organization team made the race possible. Anyway the athletes had their difficulties with the choppy wind. Only 7 of 33 biathletes could stay flawless at the prone shooting - among them Bjoerndalen. The Norwegian was henceforth in the lead and could claim it until the standing. There he unfortunately had to complete a penalty round and lost his lead. Satisfied with rank two he said after the race: "Today we had very difficult weather conditions and heavy wind. It was a hard race, but nevertheless I felt comfortable."Johannes Thingnes Boe had to be content with the unappreciative fourth place.