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French Biathletes Dominate IBU World Championships 7.5 km Sprint, Echoing Soviet Dominance of 1984


Feb 10, 2024
Simon Takes Top Spot in French Podium Sweep

The French biathletes have once again shown their dominance in the IBU World Championships 7.5 km Sprint, claiming all three spots on the podium. Julia Simon took home the gold medal for the second time in a row, with Justine Braisaz-Bouchet securing silver and Lou Jeanmonnot clinching the bronze. Sophie Chauveau also had a strong performance, finishing in fourth place.

This impressive showing echoed that of their Soviet counterparts forty years earlier, when the Soviet Union claimed the top four positions in the individual race during the inaugural Women’s World Championships in Chamonix. The outcome of Friday’s competition in Nove Mesto na Morave was apparent early on, with Julia Simon emerging as the victor. She delivered two clean shootings and secured the gold medal with the fourth-fastest course time.

The French competitors’ achievement was not only remarkable but also historic, as it has not been seen since 1984 when the Soviet Union claimed the top four positions in an individual race at a Women’s World Championship. The success of these French biathletes highlights their dedication and commitment to training and excelling at their sport, making them true champions both on and off

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