January 9, 2023
𝙋𝙤𝙠𝙡𝙟𝙪𝙠𝙖 𝙒𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙 𝘾𝙪𝙥
Two Belgian athletes competed in the women’s pursuit race. Maya Cloetens, who made her World Cup debut with a 43rd place in the sprint race, and Lotte Lie, who finished 53rd in the sprint race, were also part of the team. Both of them started with a miss, but the second shot was clear. However, Lotte had 1 miss in the first standing stage and Maya had to shoot twice. In the last shooting both were clear again. In the end both missed the World Cup points (40 best get World Cup points) Lotte was 41st and Maya 42nd.
In the men’s pursuit Florent Claude started 18th. He also started with 2 misses in the first shooting and 1 miss in the second shooting, but then stayed clear in the two standing shootings. Due to his excellent run time in the last two rounds he finished 23rd.
On Sunday the eagerly awaited mixed relay took place. Since 2006, when Thorsten and Pascal Langer as well as the two Santer sisters competed, Belgium had not been able to present a mixed relay in the World Cup. The race went very well from the beginning. Florent Claude shot 0 faults at the start and left the shooting range in third place behind Norway and France. In the 2nd shooting he also remained faultless and went into the last round in second place behind his brother Fabien. On the track he lost a few places and handed over to Thierry Langer with a gap of 36 seconds in fifth position. Thierry was able to leave the shooting range in sixth place, 24 seconds behind, with a very fast first shooting without any mistakes. But then he made a small mistake in the downhill and crashed. At the shooting range he lost a lot of time because they had to give him a new magazine. Nevertheless, he kept his nerve and shot again without any mistakes. Of course, all this cost him a lot of time and he handed over to Maya Cloetens in 21st place, 2:46 minutes behind. Maya needed a reload at the first shooting, but could already make up 3 places. With a reload at the second shooting and a very good running time she could hand over to Lotte Lie in 14th position. Lotte was as usual very strong at the shooting range. Both times she shot very fast without any mistakes and was able to move up to 10th place in the relay. It’s hard to imagine what the result would have been without Thierry’s fall. Nevertheless the best result of a Belgian relay team in the World Cup.
𝙄𝘽𝙐 𝘾𝙐𝙋 𝙞𝙣 𝙊𝙨𝙧𝙗𝙡𝙞𝙚
Here the sprint races of the women (7.5 km) and men (10 km) took place.
Rieke de Maeyer finished 60th in the women’s race, with 3 Italians in the top 5. Only 2 Norwegians were able to get in between.
In the men’s race Cesar Beauvais finished 34th with only 1 miss. Marek Mackels had 5 shooting mistakes (2-3) and finished on 76th place among 97 participants.
Also in the IBU CUP there was a very good result in the single mixed relay on the last day in Osrblie. Cesar Beauvais and Rieke De Maeyer reached 13th place among 24 teams. 🖤💛❤️
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December 20, 2022
💯 Our athletes were able to achieve again some great results at the end of the year! ❄️ Here is an overview of the results:
𝗔𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗰𝘆-𝗟𝗲 𝗚𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗕𝗼𝗿𝗻𝗮𝗻𝗱 (BMW IBU World Cup)
Men 10 km Sprint: Florent Claude (26), Thierry Langer (48)
Women 7.5 km Sprint: Lotte Lie (34)
Men 12.5 km Pursuit: Florent Claude (12), Thierry Langer (37)
Women 10 km Pursuit: Lotte Lie (21)
Men 15 km Mass Start: Florent Claude (15)
𝗢𝗯𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗮𝗰𝗵 (IBU Junior Cup)
Junior Men 15 km: Julien Petitjacques (22), Sam Parmentier (88), Hugo Fink (94)
Junior Women 12.5 km: Maya Cloetens (3), Manon Gabriel (69)
4×6 Mixed Relay Juniors: Belgium (9)
Junior Men 10 km Sprint: Julien Petitjacques (73), Fink Hugo (97)
Junior Women 7.5 km Sprint: Maya Cloetens (3)
After a short break, it’s back to the World Cup in Pokljuka on January 5!
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December 12, 2022
𝙒𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙 𝘾𝙪𝙥 𝙞𝙣 𝙃𝙤𝙘𝙝𝙛𝙞𝙡𝙯𝙚𝙣 🇦🇹
On Saturday the women’s pursuit took place. Lotte Lie started in 15th place. After the first two flawless shootings she was able to work her way up to 10th place, but in the third shooting she made 4 mistakes, which is unusual for her as the best shooter in the World Cup. Another mistake in the last shooting finally brought her to 34th place.
In the men’s race Florent Claude had qualified for the pursuit with a 17th place in the sprint. On Sunday, he again delivered a very good competition. Especially at the shooting range he showed a stable performance with only 1 mistake in the 3rd shooting. In the end, it was enough for 19th place. Florent had an excellent start into this season and is ranked 21st in the World Cup ranking, ahead of Tarjei Boe (Nor).
𝙂𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙩 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙪𝙡𝙩𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝘽𝙚𝙡𝙜𝙞𝙖𝙣 𝙖𝙩𝙝𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙄𝘽𝙐 𝙅𝙐𝙉 𝘾𝙐𝙋 𝙞𝙣 𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙚𝙡𝙡 (𝙄𝙏𝘼) 🇮🇹
Two 2nd places for Maya Cloetens. In the sprint she had to admit defeat to the Italian Sara Scattolo and in the super sprint final she came in second, only 3 seconds behind the German Johanna Puff. In this final she managed a 20/20 in an international race for the first time. For the mass start 60, Belgium qualified with 2 boys (Sam Parmentier and Julien Petitjacques) and 2 ladies (Maya Cloetens and Manon Gabriel). All in all, a successful start into the Junior Cup season.
The next event will take place on 15 December in Annecy-Le Grand Bornand! See you all! <3 📷 VOIGT Fotografie & Design
November 7, 2022
Our athletes are currently in the middle of preparations for the season opener in Kontiolahti! 💯
After good performances in the summer biathlon events we are feeling optimistic and hope for good results in the World Cup! 🎿
As you can see, our new race suits and team clothing have also arrived 🙂 🔥 How do you like them?
Thanks to ATEX, ALPINE PRO and our sponsors for the support 🙏
June 10, 2022
Big Opening Weekend of our new Cross-Country and Biathlon Centre in Herzebösch-Elsenborn!
With International Biathlon Races in different Categories with guests from Germany, France and Norway!
& Après-Ski Party
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1087713638443625
March 15, 2022
March 4, 2022
Some impressions from the first training sessions 🙂 We are ready for the sprint races on Saturday 🙂 You can watch the live stream on biathlonworld.com or in the app! 💪
We are back from the #OlympicWinterGames!
Not the results we had hoped for, but proud to have been a big part of @teambelgium 🖤💛❤️
Thank you 🙏
February 4, 2022
Our Belgium Biathlon Team arrived well in Beijing and has already completed the first warm-up runs 🙂 Here are some impressions from the Training
January 28, 2022
All our team is in the plane, big step is done.
BEIJING 2022 here we are !
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