Olympic Monday: Three Estonian biathletes compete

Estonian biathlete Johanna Talihärm.
Estonian biathlete Johanna Talihärm. Source: (ERR)

While they did not medal in their events, three Estonian Olympians competed in the women's 10km pursuit biathlon and men's 12.5km pursuit biathlon in Pyeongchang on Monday.

Women's 10km pursuit biathlon

Germany's  Laura Dahlmeier, 24, earned the gold with a time of 30:35.3, becoming the first Olympian in the Pyeongchang Games to earn two gold medals. Slovakia's Anastasiya Kuzmina, 33, took the silver with a time of +29.4, while France's Anaïs Bescond, 30, just behind Kuzmina, earned the bronze with a time of +29.6.

Estonia's Johanna Talihärm, 24, finished 26th with a time of +2:59.4.

Men's 12.5km pursuit biathlon

France's  Martin Fourcade, 29, earned the gold with a time of 32:51.7, with Swede Sebastian Samuelsson, 20, taking the silver with a time of +12.0 and German Benedikt Doll, 27, taking the bronze at +15.1.

Fourcade made Olympic history with his win, becoming the first biathlete since the introduction of the event at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City to defend their pursuit gold; Fourcade first won the gold in this event in Sochi four years ago.

Estonians Kalev Ermits came in 41st with a time of +4:51.3 and Roland Lessing in 53rd with a time of +6:02.7.

Editor: Aili Vahtla

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