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Belgium
Biathlon

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.
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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 !

January 27, 2022

Open European Championship

In the men’s individual race over 20 km with 4 shooting stages Marek Mackels (SC Elsenborn) reached an excellent 78th place among 115 participants. He got 5 penalty minutes at the shooting range (0-2-1-2) and in the end he was 8:57 behind the winner, who was clear. In a strong field of participants, Norway’s Sverre Dahlen Aspens secured victory ahead of Russia’s Anton Babikov, who won the individual race at the World Cup in Antholz a week ago. Third went to Germany’s Mathias Dorfer, who also shot clear but was already 1:08 behind the winner.

In the women’s individual race over 15 km Rieke de Maeyer (SC Elsenborn) started among 95 participants. With a good shooting result (0-2-0-1), she also placed 74th in the midfield. The winner was Evgeniia Burtasova from Russia ahead of Alina Stremus from Moldova (previously RUS) and Natalia Gebrulova (RUS).

In stormy weather accompanied by snow showers, the women’s and men’s sprint race took place on Friday. Marek started well into the race with only one mistake when lying down and a strong run time. But then he made 5 mistakes in the standing position, which of course set him far back. He finished the race in 105th place out of 120 participants. The winner was Erlend Bjoentegaard (NOR), Nikita Porshnev (RUS) and Lucas Fratscher (D). Rieke’s performance was similar. She started very well with 0 faults in prone shooting, then made 3 faults in standing and finished on 89th place. The winner was Ragnhild Femsteinevik (NOR) ahead of Franziska Hildebrand (D) and Janina Hettich (D).

The two had to cancel the single mixed relay at short notice due to illness.

January 26, 2022

World Cup in Antholz

Men’s 20km individual race

In the difficult race at the altitude of Antholz (ITA) the Belgian athletes were all still well in the race until the 4th shooting. They only had 2 misses and were well placed in the midfield. But then, like so many athletes, they had to pay tribute due to the altitude (1600m). Florent Claude shot 2 more misses in the last shooting, but had a good final round and was 45th. Tom Lahaye Goffart shot 3 more misses and Beauvais Cesar even 5. In the end this meant 99th place for Tom and one place behind Cesar. The winner was Anton Babikov from Russia, who, somewhat surprisingly, was not nominated by the Russian federation for the Olympics. Second went to Tarjei Boe (NOR) ahead of Said Khalili (RUS).

15 km women’s individual

Lotte Lie went into this race with great ambitions, as it is very important to achieve a good shooting result in the individual. As one of the best shooters in the World Cup, she had a good chance of a top result. Unfortunately, she crashed right in the first round, which certainly threw her off her game. Not only the lost time, but also the two first shootings (2-1) threw her back in the ranking from the beginning. However, the last two shootings (0-0) and the strong last round enabled her to achieve a very good result (35th place). This means that she remains in 21st place in the world rankings and is therefore allowed to compete in the mass start on Sunday. The first 25 of the World Cup + the 5 best of the current World Cup week qualify for the mass start.
The victory went to Justin Braisaz-Bouchet from France ahead of her compatriot Julia Simon and Mona Brorsson (SWE).

Mass Start Men

Florent Claude was able to qualify for the massstart because some skiers did not start. In the first shooting he had 2 faults, but afterwards it went better at the shooting range (0-1-1). With a total of 4 faults he reached the finish line in 20th place with a gap of 3:23 minutes to the winner Benedikt Doll(D). “With this I finish a very good month of January before I go to the Olympic Games” was Florent’s conclusion. For Doll it was the victory of this season and looking at his last results he seems to find his form in time for the Olympics. Second with a gap of 31 seconds was Johannes Thinges Boe (NOR) ahead of Sturla Holm Laegreid (gap 1;28 minutes).

Mass Start Women

On Sunday in Antholz the last race before the Olympic Games started. A 12.5 km mass start of the women. Lotte Lie , who was on rank 21 in the overall World Cup ranking so far, was part of the team for Belgium. Again an excellent shooting result (1-0-0-0) for Lotte, who finally finished 18th in a very strong field of participants. The frequent races were certainly one of the reasons why things didn’t go so well on the track in the last few races. So far, however, Lotte can look back on a very successful season and go to the Olympic Games with a positive attitude. Winner was Dorothea Wierer (ITA) with the best result of her season and on her home track, second was Dzinara Alimbekava (BLR) ahead of Anais Chevalier-Bouchet (FRA).

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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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    Open European Championship

    Some of our athletes took part in the Open European Championship in Arber.
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    World Cup in Antholz

    Here is a short summary of the IBU World Cup race in Antholz

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Race Schedule

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  • 26 Nov.
    2022

    BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon (Kontiolahti - FIN)

  • 5 Dec.
    2022

    BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon (Hochfilzen - AUT)

  • 12 Dec.
    2022

    BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon (Annecy-le Grand Bornand - FRA)

  • 5 Jan.
    2023

    BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon (Pokljuka - SVN)

  • 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 It's time - today the new Biathlon IBU World Cup season starts! ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช

Here is the list of races in which our athletes are participating! ๐Ÿ’ฏ

29 Nov: 20 km individual men: @florentclaude1 - @thierry_langer
30 Nov: 15 km single women: @lottislie
3 Dec: 10 km sprint men: Florent Claude - Thierry Langer
3 Dec: 7.5 km sprint women: Lotte Lie
4 Dec: 12.5 km pursuit men
4 Dec: 10 km pursuit women

Follow all races in the official app or at the following link
๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eurovisionsports.tv/ibu/
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On November 29 the new IBU World Cup season finally starts in Kontiolahti in Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ :) We are ready to go and are looking forward to exciting races! ๐Ÿ’ฏ

๐Ÿ“บ You can follow the action from home! You can find all the info here:
๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eurovisionsports.tv/ibu/

#belgiumbiathlon #biathlonworld #biathlonworldcup #ibuworldcup #biathlon #winter #seasonopening #seasonstart #cuntdown #teambelgium #belgium #sports #athletes #biathlonlove #biathlonfamily #biathlonunited
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#preseason2022 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช

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”ฅ How do you like them?

Thanks to @atexsport , @alpineprocz and our sponsors for the support ๐Ÿ™

#biathlonfamily #belgiumbiathlon #season2022_23 #worldcup #biathlonworldcup #biathlonworld #ibuworldcup #biathlonlove #wintersports #teambelgium #ski
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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.

Here’s our current team – Follow our athletes and don’t miss any news.

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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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