strong wind announced, decision Saturday morning for the relays

The organizers of the 2023 Worlds in Oberhof are leaving the night to decide on the holding of the men’s and women’s relays.

While a strong wind is announced in Oberhof (Germany), the organizers of the Worlds-2023 will decide early in the morning “whether the men’s and women’s relays can take place as plannedon Saturday, the International Biathlon Federation (IBU) said on Friday.

«The IBU, the Oberhof-2023 Organizing Committee and the local authorities will meet tomorrow morning (Saturday) at 07:30 a.m. to decide whether the men’s and women’s relays of the Biathlon World Championships can take place as planned in the face of concerns over bad weather. time», Writes the IBU on Friday evening.

«According to local authorities, the strong wind forecast, with gusts of up to 85 km / h, could pose a danger to biathletes and spectators in the wooded areas of the course“, she specifies.

The men’s relay is scheduled for 11:45 a.m., followed by the women’s relay at 3:00 p.m., on the penultimate day of the world fortnight.

Johannes Boe is aiming there, with the Norwegian relay that he will conclude, a sixth world champion title in as many races in the heart of the Thuringian forest.


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