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Salomon athlete Markéta Davidová 

wins gold medal at Biathlon World Championships

 

 

Markéta Davidová is a biathlon world champion. On Tuesday, at the IBU World Championship at Pokljuka, Slovenia,  the 24-year-old Czech athlete skiing for Team Salomon took her career to new  heights winning the 15km individual race in 42:27.7. It was her second career win and first World Championship medal. 

Davidová skied great and shot perfectly, going 20-for-20 on the shooting range, which made her too difficult to catch. She managed to keep her nerves until the final shot, then willed the last bullet on target and skied her last lap to victory, winning by 27.9 second.

“It is so nice to win; I am really happy,”she said. “I do not know (how I shot 20-for-20). I think I was really lucky today because they were not middle hits, I think, so I was lucky.”

Markéta Davidová

Markéta Davidová winning the individual in Pokljuka (SLO) with 20/20 - © Nordic Focus First gold medal in World championships for Markéta Davidová - © Nordic Focus Markéta Davidová during the individual in Pokljuka (SLO) - © Nordic Focus Markéta Davidová on the finish line of the individual in Pokljuka (SLO) - © Nordic Focus Team Czech celebrating Markéta Davidová World Champion title - © Nordic Focus Markéta Davidová starting her media marathon after the race - © Nordic Focus

For Salomon, this was the fifth team medal at the Biathlon World championship. Norway’s  Marte Olsbu Roiseland (NOR) won gold in the Mixed Relay race; Sweden’s Sebastian Samuelsson took bronze in the mixed relay; France’s Simon Desthieux won a silver medal in the Sprint race; and Sweden’s Sebastian Samuelsson took the silver medal in the Pursuit race.