4 National Championship Medals
Madshus biathletes helped themselves to the hardware at the Norwegian Summer Biathlon Championships.
World champion Marte Olsbu drove home with two gold medals of two possible, winning both the sprint race on Saturday and the pursuit on Sunday.
“It was a hard day on the course today, but I did well at the range. I feel like I’ve made some progress with my shooting over the summer, and I hope I can keep up the good work now,” she said to Norwegian broadcasters after her sprint race on Saturday.
The 25-year-old won the sprint by more than a minute to second place, which put her in an excellent position for another gold in the pursuit on Sunday. While the weather conditions were difficult with both rain and wind during the pursuit, Olsbu shot clean on her first two trips to the range. Despite a total of five penalty laps over the last three shootings, Olsbu ended up winning the pursuit by more than two minutes.
Madshus racer Aslak Nenseter earned the bronze medal in the pursuit, while Erling Aalvik, who won the sprint on Saturday, ended up fourth in the pursuit. Nenseter was only 12 seconds out of the gold. Overall for the weekend, Madshus racers earned four medals at the Norwegian National Summer Biathlon Championships.