After her silver medal in the sprint, Anaïs Chevalier-Bouchet won the bronze medal in the pursuit on Sunday at the World Biathlon Championships in Pokljuka (Slovenia).
What a Sunday for the French biathlon. After the magical gold medal gleaned by Emilien Jacquelin on the pursuit, Anaïs Chevalier-Bouchet also brought a medal to the tricolor camp in this event. It is neither gold nor silver but bronze. Starting in 2nd position after finishing in 2nd place in the sprint, the 28-year-old biathlete still made a strong impression in these World Championships in Pokljuka (Slovenia). Not the strongest on skis, she signed an 18/20 in shooting. Her 2nd fault during the final standing shooting session deprived her of a fight with Tiril Enckhoff, the Norwegian imperial, already titled in the sprint, and the Austrian Lisa Theresa Hauser, impressive in the final.
“I am a little frustrated”
“I had the 19/20 at the end of the barrel, regretted the French, hot, at the microphone of L’Equipe. I blame myself on the last shot. I’m a little disappointed! I had less legs than ‘yesterday (Saturday) I have a little regret I had to play on the cara Hauser was going so fast on the skis I’m a little frustrated I still held the pressure pretty well. I felt strong. I know it could have turned out better. I’m talking hot but two medals, yes, that’s very good (laughs). ” Behind Anaïs-Chevalier, the other Habs are far away. Julia Simon, Justine Braisaz-Bouchet and Anaïs Bescond finish in 22nd, 30th and 36th places.
France now has five medals in these Worlds. Next event and chance for the podium, Tuesday with the individual women (12:05).