Quentin Fillon Maillet second in the pursuit of Oslo behind the untouchable Johannes Boe

The Frenchman scored his second individual podium of the winter in the World Cup on Saturday in Norway.

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Quentin Fillon Maillet of France during the Oberhof relay, February 18, 2023. (TOBIAS SCHWARZ / AFP)

After a complicated season, Quentin Fillon Maillet found his colors in Oslo (Norway). During the pursuit, on Saturday 18 March, the French biathlete conquered his second winter podium in the World Cup, in individual competitions. He placed second behind the inaccessible Johannes Boe, winner in front of his home crowd.

Quentin Fillon Maillet started from seventh position almost a minute behind Johannes Boe, inherited from Thursday’s sprint, and got back in position thanks to a 20-for-20 shot. The Norwegian, with a foul, still won with an advantage of over 54 seconds, whilst also taking the time to stop his last shot before releasing his last ball, to be shared with the Norwegian crowd, then to salute the King of Norway before crossing the finish line.

Still no individual wins for the Blues this winter

Another Norwegian, Sturla Laegreid, completes the podium, 1’03 behind his compatriot after a missed target (19/20). The day after the announcement of the departure of the two Blues coaches at the end of the season, Vincent Vittoz and Patrick Favre, “more in phase”, another Frenchman, Fabien Claude, made the top 5 with a 19 for 20 behind the rifle. With this second-place finish from Quentin Fillon Maillet, the Blues now have six individual podium finishes this winter, but still no wins heading into the final race of the season, a mass start on Sunday.

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