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 three early penalties, Boe cleaned the final standing stage to secure his victory with a time of 32:36.9.
Boe admitted that winning the gold was a hard-fought achievement and meant a lot to him. He explained that the final two shootings were not easy due to wind and nerves, but he managed to focus and aim towards the center, ultimately securing his victory.
Despite not initially thinking he had a chance at winning, Boe said it was a dream come true for him. He attributed his success to having great skis again on this day and feeling better shape than ever before.
Norway once again swept the podium in this event, just as they did yesterday in the sprint competition. Sturla Holm Laegreid switched places with Boe to win the Silver medal, just 0.7 seconds behind him, while Vetle Sjaastad Christiansen finished third and won his second Bronze medal, 38 seconds behind Laegreid. This was Christiansen’s first individual IBU WCH medal prior to this weekend.