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Belgium
Biathlon

January 9, 2023

Pokljuka IBU World Cup

๐™‹๐™ค๐™ ๐™ก๐™Ÿ๐™ช๐™ ๐™– ๐™’๐™ค๐™ง๐™ก๐™™ ๐˜พ๐™ช๐™ฅ

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.

๐™„๐˜ฝ๐™ ๐˜พ๐™๐™‹ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™Š๐™จ๐™ง๐™—๐™ก๐™ž๐™š

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. ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’›โค๏ธ

๐Ÿ“ท VOIGT Fotografie & Design

December 20, 2022

Annecy-le-Grand Bornand & Obertilliach

๐Ÿ’ฏ Our athletes were able to achieve again some great results at the end of the year! โ„๏ธ Here is an overview of the results:

๐—”๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜†-๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ ๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—•๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ (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)

๐—ข๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต (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!

๐Ÿ“ท VOIGT Fotografie & Design

December 12, 2022

World Cup in Hochfilzen & IBU Junior Cup in Martell

๐™’๐™ค๐™ง๐™ก๐™™ ๐˜พ๐™ช๐™ฅ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ƒ๐™ค๐™˜๐™๐™›๐™ž๐™ก๐™ฏ๐™š๐™ฃ ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น

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).

๐™‚๐™ง๐™š๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™ช๐™ก๐™ฉ๐™จ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐˜ฝ๐™š๐™ก๐™œ๐™ž๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™๐™ก๐™š๐™ฉ๐™š๐™จ ๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™„๐˜ฝ๐™ ๐™…๐™๐™‰ ๐˜พ๐™๐™‹ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ˆ๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ก๐™ก (๐™„๐™๐˜ผ) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

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 ๐Ÿ“ท VOIGT Fotografie & Design

November 7, 2022

Pre-Season 2022

Our athletes are currently in the middle of preparations for the season opener in Kontiolahti! ๐Ÿ’ฏ

After good performances in the summer biathlon events we are feeling optimistic and hope for good results in the World Cup! ๐ŸŽฟ

As you can see, our new race suits and team clothing have also arrived ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ”ฅ How do you like them?
Thanks to ATEX, ALPINE PRO and our sponsors for the support ๐Ÿ™

June 10, 2022

BIG OPENING WEEKEND

Big Opening Weekend of our new Cross-Country and Biathlon Centre in Herzebรถsch-Elsenborn!

With International Biathlon Races in different Categories with guests from Germany, France and Norway!

& Aprรจs-Ski Party

 

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1087713638443625

March 15, 2022

World Cup in Otepaeae

At the World Cup in Otepaeae (EST) Florent Claude and Thierry Langer had a very good race in the 10 km sprint. Both had only one mistake in shooting, Florent in prone and Thierry in standing. Florent, who was one of the fastest runners on the last lap, finished 28th, only 1:25 behind the winner. Thierry, who finished just 10 seconds behind Florent, was 35th. Florent missed out on the mass start by 7 seconds. In the women’s sprint Lotte Lie could not start due to an illness. However, she did start in the single mixed relay on Sunday. Rieke De Maeyer started with a clean shooting, but then made 2 mistakes in the standing shooting and finished 84th.
Belgium had expected a good overall result in the Single Mixed Relay, especially because they were in 3rd place in the season ranking before today’s race. However, these dreams were shattered after the first shooting. Florent Claude, as the starting skier, made, unusually for him, 3 mistakes. After he had used the 3 reloaders, he had to do another penalty loop and dropped back to 22nd place among 23 nations. In the standing shooting he remained clear. Lotte Lie then skied a good race, needed a total of only 2 reloads and then handed over to Florent again in 17th position. Both Florent and Lotte then needed only one afterload in the shooting and finished the race in 19th position.
Now the athletes will travel to the last World Cup in Oslo, where a sprint, a pursuit and a mass start will be the season’s final events.
๐Ÿ“ท VOIGT Fotografie & Design

March 4, 2022

Warm-up in Kontiolahti

Some impressions from the first training sessions ๐Ÿ™‚ We are ready for the sprint races on Saturday ๐Ÿ™‚ You can watch the live stream on biathlonworld.com or in the app! ๐Ÿ’ช

Olympic Winter Games 2022

We are back from the #OlympicWinterGames!

Not the results we had hoped for, but proud to have been a big part of @teambelgium ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’›โค๏ธ

Thank you ๐Ÿ™

February 4, 2022

Warm-up in Beijing

Our Belgium Biathlon Team arrived well in Beijing and has already completed the first warm-up runs ๐Ÿ™‚ Here are some impressions from the Training

January 28, 2022

Road to Beijing

All our team is in the plane, big step is done.

BEIJING 2022 here we are !

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    Pokljuka IBU World Cup

    The first belgian mixed relay since 2006
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    Annecy-le-Grand Bornand & Obertilliach

    Our last races of the year 2022
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    World Cup in Hochfilzen & IBU Junior Cup in Martell

    Two second places for Maya Cloetens!
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    Pre-Season 2022

    Preparation & Training for the season opener in Kontiolahti!
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    BIG OPENING WEEKEND

    of our new Cross-Country and Biathlon Centre in Herzebรถsch-Elsenborn!
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    World Cup in Otepaeae

    The penultimate race of the season 2021-2022
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    Warm-up in Kontiolahti

    It's time for the next race in the IBU World Cup
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    Olympic Winter Games 2022

    We are back from the #OlympicWinterGames!
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    Warm-up in Beijing

    Our Team has completed the first warm-up runs for Olympia 2022
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    Road to Beijing

    Our Belgium Biathlon Team departed from Zurich to Beijing2022 ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ’ช

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  • 11 Jan.
    2023

    BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon (Ruhpolding - GER)

  • 19 Jan.
    2023

    BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon (Antholz-Anterselva - ITA)

  • 8 Feb.
    2023

    BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon (Oberhof - GER)

  • 2 Mar.
    2023

    BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon (Nove Mestona Morave - CZE)

  • 9 Mar.
    2023

    BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon (Oestersund - SWE)

  • 16 Mar.
    2022

    BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon (Oslo Holmenkollen - NOR)

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๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช @samparmantier from #Weismes has been officially selected by the #COIB for the #EuropeanYouthOlympicFestival in Friuli Venezia #Giulia (ITA) 2023 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
Ribeyron Pierre has been officially selected as supervisor/coach. โœ”

This #Olympic #Festival will take place from 23 - 28 Jan 2023 ๐Ÿ’ช
The following competitions are on the programme:

๐Ÿ”˜ 24.01.2023: Sprint over 7.5 km
๐Ÿ”˜ 28.01.2023: Individual race over 12.5 km
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#IBUWorldCup #6 #Antholz

Tomorrow the 6th event of the IBU Biathlon World Cup starts in Antholz! Our athletes are already in the middle of the first training runs! Later there will be some pictures :)

Follow us in the official IBU App or tune in to the Livestream! Go Go Belgium ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’›โค

๐Ÿ“ท @k_voigt_fotografie
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๐—ช๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—–๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฅ๐˜‚๐—ต๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด
For the second time this season @florentclaude1 managed to qualify for the mass start of the best 30 ๐Ÿ’ช In the first and fourth shooting he remained clear, but in between he had 1 mistake and 2 mistakes. Nevertheless, he finished the race in 21st place, 2:09 behind the winner Johannes Thinges Boe. The four first places all went to Norwegians. Florent was thus able to maintain his 19th place in the World Cup ranking.

๐—œ๐—•๐—จ ๐—–๐—จ๐—ฃ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ธ๐—น๐—ท๐˜‚๐—ธ๐—ฎ
In the men's sprint @thierry_langer finished 37th (1-2) and @marekmackels 89th (2-3).
In the women's sprint @rieke_d_m finished 39th with a clean shooting. ๐Ÿ™Œ

๐Ÿ“ท @k_voigt_fotografie

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#recap of the 20km individual race of @florentclaude1 ๐Ÿ”ฅ

#biathlon #biathlonworld #ruhpolding #belgiumbiathlon #teambelgium #ibuworldcup #florentclaude #belgium #belgium๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช #biathlonfamily #biathlonlove #biathlonlife #biathlonunited
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#5 ๐™„๐˜ฝ๐™ ๐™’๐™Š๐™๐™‡๐˜ฟ ๐˜พ๐™๐™‹ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™๐™ช๐™๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™ก๐™™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐ŸŽฟ

Today the 5th event of the #IBUWorldCup starts in #Ruhpolding :) At 14:10 our belgian athletes Thierry Langer and Florent Claude will start in the men's 20km sprint! Follow the action in the stream, in the official IBU App or on TV! ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’›โค
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Some short clips from the #IBUWorldCup #races in #pokljuka ๐ŸŽฟ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Next Stop โžก๏ธ Ruhpolding

#belgium #belgiumbiathlon #biathlon #biathlonfamily #biathlonunited #teambelgium #reel #recap #biathlonworldcup #biathlonworld
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OUR ATHLETES

In biathlon it’s like in most sports, every single athlete puts the team together and only in unison and with a lot of team spirit you make it to the top.

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    CLAUDE
    FLORENT

    Date of birth : 11.11.1991

    Club(s) : SRHF

    World Cup

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    LANGER
    THIERRY

    Date of birth : 24.10.1991

    Club(s) : SC Elsenborn

    World Cup

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    LIE
    LOTTE

    Date of birth : 06.09.1995

    Club(s) : SRHF

    World Cup

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    LAHAYE-GOFFART
    TOM

    Date of birth : 04.04.1996

    Club(s) : SRHF

    IBU Cup & Relay World Cup

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    BEAUVAIS
    Cร‰SAR

    Date of birth : 17.08.2000

    Club(s) : SRHF

    IBU Cup & Relay World Cup

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    DIELEN
    PJOTR

    Date of birth : 08.03.2000

    Club(s) : SC Elsenborn

    IBU Cup & Relay World Cup

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    DE MAEYER
    Rieke

    Date of birth : 06.02.1992

    Club(s) : SC Elsenborn

    IBU Cup

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    Mackels
    Marek

    Date of birth : 18.05.1999

    Club(s) : SC Elsenborn

    Junior Cup & IBU Cup

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    De Ridder
    Tim

    Date of birth : 22.03.2002

    Club(s) : SC Elsenborn

    Junior Cup & IBU Cup

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    Crenier
    Samuel

    Date of birth : 14.03.2002

    Club(s) : SC Elsenborn

    Junior Cup & IBU Cup

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    Gabriel
    Florent

    Date of birth : 20.12.2001

    Club(s) : SRHF

    Junior Cup

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    Gabriel
    Manon

    Date of birth : 04.03.2004

    Club(s) : SRHF

    Junior Cup

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