In Kontiolahti (Finland) the first medal winners of the Biathlon World Championships are already awarded. New world champion in the mixed relay race is the team from the Czech Republic ahead of France. The Norwegian team with Johannes Thingnes und Tarjei Boe won the bronze medal.
The Czech Gabriela Soukalova is overjoyed: "A dream came true. To win already in the first race of the World championship is a great feeling. Thank you all."
Also the Norwegian Tarjei Boe is satisfied:" The bronze medal is alright and we are happy with the third place. It was very difficult to race here for all of us, since the track was covered with a lot of snow."