Marte Olsbu (NOR) won the sprint competition at the 2017 Norwegian Summer Biathlon Championships. Photo: NordicFocus

Marte Olsbu won the sprint race at the Norwegian Summer Biathlon Championships. Photo: NordicFocus

Marte Olsbu (NOR) heads into the 2017-18 biathlon season as the reigning sprint champion.

The 27-year-old enters the final preparations for the 2017-18 World Cup season with a brand new national title collected at the Norwegian National Summer Biathlon Championships this weekend. On Saturday, Marte Olsbu won the women’s sprint competition.

“I always try to do my best, so it’s extra satisfying when I do well,” Olsbu said after the race.

On Sunday, she was fourth in the mass start, just barely behind the podium finishers.