Olympic Sunday: Six Estonians compete in skiathlon, biathlon ({{commentsTotal}})

Karel Tammjärv came in 32nd in the men's 15km+15km skiathlon.
Karel Tammjärv came in 32nd in the men's 15km+15km skiathlon. Source: (ERR)

While none medaled in their events, two Estonian Olympians competed in the men's 15km+15km skiathlon and six in the men's biathlon 10km sprint in Pyeongchang on Sunday.

Men's 15km+15km skiathlon

Norway took home all three medals in the event, with the gold going to Simen Hegstad Krüger, 24, with a time of 1:16:20.0, silver to Martin Johnsrud Sundby with a time of +8.0 and bronze to Hans Christer Holund, with a time of +9.0.

Estonians Karel Tammjärv came in 32nd with a time of +3:06.6 and Andreas Veerpalu, in his Olympic debut, with a time of +5:51.4.

Men's biathlon 10km sprint

Gold went to Germany's Arnd Peiffer, 30, with a time of 23:38.8, while Czech Michal Krčmář, 27, earned silver with a result of +4.4 and Italian Dominik Windisch, 28, took the bronze with a time of +7.7.

Of Estonian biathletes, Kalev Ermits, 25, ranked 36th with a time of +1:28.4, and Roland Lessing, 39, came in 41st with a time of +1:40.9, earning spots in Monday's men's pursuit event.

Rene Zahkna, 23, placed 75th with a time of +2:41.1; 1+2, and Kauri Kõiv, 34, came in 76th with a result of +2:44.5; 2+1.

Editor: Aili Vahtla



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