Ekholm misses - loses out on medal
There was Swedish disappointment as the biathlon star Helena Ekholm missed several shots in the mass start at the world championships in Russia on Saturday. Instead of the hoped-for gold, Ekholm came in number 7. "I'm afraid I got a bit too eager," Ekholm told Swedish Television's reporter.
Winner was Magdalena Neuner, Germany.
In the men's World Champion biathlon mass start, the two top Swedes, Björn Ferry and Carl-Johan Bergman, fell through completely, ending up in 25th and 29th place out of a total of 30 contestants.
Young Fredrik Lindström gave the best result in the Swedish team, ending up in 11th place. Winning the men's title was Emil Hegle Svendsen from Norway.